Top 7 Crawl Space Mistakes Made by DIY Homeowners are Listed in New Article from Clean Crawls

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The latest article from Clean Crawls outlines 7 common mistakes DIY homeowners make when maintaining their crawl spaces and how best to avoid them.

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Clean Crawls warns homeowners of top 7 DIY crawl space mistakes

To avoid these mistakes, as well as several others, homeowners are encouraged to seek out the advice and assistance of local crawl space professionals before conducting repairs.

There are times when doing our own repairs seems like simplest and cheapest option. But in their latest article, Clean Crawls discusses 7 of the most common mistakes that homeowners make when doing their own crawl space repairs and maintenance work.

The first and most far reaching mistake homeowners make is to add additional vents to the foundation of their home to ventilate a damp crawl space. The article states that, “Unfortunately, studies have shown that homeowners that install additional vents in the foundation are usually met with increased humidity levels.” Clean Crawls takes a closer look at the reasons behind these results in the article.

Another common mistake on Clean Crawls list is when homeowners staple vapor barriers to their floor joists. In doing this, homeowners essentially doom these wooden joists to wood rot, and deterioration. The article states, “By securing vapor barriers to the floor joists, homeowners are trapping their wooden supports underneath the vapor barrier, exposing them to water and moisture in the ground below.”

Many homeowners don’t think about the outsides of their homes as a potential source for problems in their crawl spaces. But clogged gutters and poorly located downspouts can actually cause significant issues for a crawl space, as the water from the roof and gutters drains directly down around the house’s foundation. Clean Crawls recommends that homeowners address these issues to avoid additional waterflow.

To avoid these mistakes, as well as several others, homeowners are encouraged to seek out the advice and assistance of local crawl space professionals before conducting repairs. These experts can help identify sources of water in a crawl space and can offer their skill in conducting the repairs.

To learn more about the crawl space repairs and insulation services offered through Clean Crawls, visit their website at http://www.cleancrawls.com.

About Clean Crawls:    
Clean Crawls provides attic and crawl space cleaning, weatherization, and insulation services. Homes and businesses alike have the opportunity to be clean and healthy at affordable rates, as well as save energy throughout the year. Visit http://www.cleancrawl.com today for more information and a free quote.
3707 124th St NE
Marysville, WA 98271
(866) 651-1700

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