While crawl space storage is a unique opportunity, families that place items in crawl spaces that are musty or dirty run the risk of seriously damaging their belongings.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 25, 2015
As storage space around the house runs low, homeowners often find themselves surrounded by boxes, items, and hardware that they don’t know what to do with. To help homeowners find more reliable storage options, Clean Crawls’ latest article lists several items that can be easily stored in their crawl space.
Before listing the possibilities, Clean Crawls acknowledges that many household items should not go into crawl space storage. The article states, “As a general rule, when storing items in your crawl space, you want to avoid storing items that might attract pests or that might respond poorly to fluctuating moisture levels.”
Avoid storing fabrics or foodstuffs not in heavy plastic storage bins, and never place any delicate furniture or musical instruments in the crawl space. Some of the best items to store in crawl space storage are items that are out of season. Christmas decorations, bikes, and more can be safely stowed away in the crawl space for the months of the year when they are not needed. The article states that, “craft supplies, cooking utensils, tool bags, and hardware are all great candidates for crawl space storage.”
While crawl space storage is a unique opportunity, families that place items in crawl spaces that are musty or dirty run the risk of seriously damaging their belongings. Before storing their items, there are three preparation steps that homeowners should perform in their crawl spaces to ensure proper protection of their items.
The first step to preparing a crawl space is for it to be thoroughly cleaned and reinsulated. A professional crawl space cleaning service like Clean Crawls will help to remove damaged insulation, clear the area of any debris or pests, and thoroughly seal the area. This will provide moisture resistance and a safe environment for homeowners to store their belongings.
To learn more about crawl space cleaning and care, visit Clean Crawl’s website at http://cleancrawls.com/services/crawl-space-cleanout/.
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.
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