Providing Crawl Space Cleanup Services For A Healthier Home Environment
Your crawl space has a big impact on how healthy and energy efficient the rest of your home will be.
By cleaning up and sealing your crawl space, you provide a valuable upgrade for your home.
At Foundation Systems of Michigan, we specialize in crawl space services of all types — including crawl space cleanup and encapsulation.
If you’ve noticed moldy or musty odors in your home, sinking floors above your crawl space, or you’re concerned with crawl space flooding, our specialists are here to help you.
Our Crawl Space Cleanup Services
We offer the following services:
- Insulating & Sealing The Crawl Space
- Removal Of Debris & Rotting Materials
- Structural Repair & Reinforcement
- Leveling Of Crawl Space Floors
- Our crews of crawl space experts can clean, seal and insulate your space quickly — usually in less than a day. Our crawl space liners include a 25-year written warranty for durability.
Why Clean Your Crawl Space?
Rodents can enter a crawl space through vents and similar openings.
Once in your home, they will nest in the warm fiberglass insulation, finding plenty of food and moisture in the crawl space to live on.
A damp crawl space environment can also attract other pests, such as termites, carpenter ants, and wood-boring beetles.
While many homeowners do not access their crawl space regularly or use it for storage, what happens in this space can have a large impact on the rest of the home.
If you have a vented crawl space, you can count on 50% of the air in your home coming from your crawl space. Anything in that air — including mold spores, odors, and humidity — is all brought up into your home.
Cleaning your crawl space will eliminate a highly significant source of allergens in your home, while also creating a healthier environment.
Choosing Effective Crawl Space Insulation
Insulating a crawl space, when done properly, is a great way to save energy. We recommend both sealing and insulating your crawl space to maximize the money you save. By sealing your crawl space before insulating, you will prevent air leaks and protect the crawl space from moisture issues.
According to a report from Advanced Energy, sealing your crawl space will create a drier space and reduce conditions for mold, wood decay, and insects. A sealed crawl space will also reduce space conditioning energy use by 15-18% annually.
And that’s just the savings from sealing the crawl space! Add in the savings for insulating the space as well and you’re saving a bundle on your utility bills!
Fiberglass Insulation In Crawl Spaces?
Fiberglass soaks up moisture and humidity like a sponge, and it makes great nesting material for mice and rats. Wet, waterlogged fiberglass will become heavy, causing it to sag off your floor joists and end up on the floor. Wet fiberglass also loses its R-Value — its ability to stop air flow.
Once it lands on your floor, fiberglass insulation becomes a useless, wet, moldy mess that will eventually need to be cleaned up.
Call or e-mail us today to schedule your free quote! We proudly serve Metro Detroit, Ann Arbor, Saginaw, Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Muskegon, Jackson, Troy, Bloomfield Hills, Sterling Heights, Charlevoix, Flint, Clio, Gaylord, Madison Heights, Midland, Lexington, Mt. Pleasant, Adrian, and the surrounding areas in Michigan.