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March 20, 2019

How to Keep Your Crawlspace Clean and Dry

One of the most important and undervalued parts of any home is a crawl space. The crawl space in your home will not only provide some structural support, but it will also be a good source of storage. Unfortunately, many people find that it is very challenging to keep a crawl space clean and dry. There are several different tips you can follow that can help to make your crawl space a cleaner and dryer place.

Foundation Repairs 
If you are having challenges with your crawl space, one of the first thing you should do is contact someone to make sure that it is in good condition and that there are not any major cracks. It’s our are any cracks in your crawlspace walls, they should be sealed immediately. This should help to prevent water from seeping in and can also help to prevent critters from getting into the area.

Sump Pump 
When you are looking to keep your crawl space clean and dry, one of the best things you can do is to install a sump pump. The sump pump is a device that will be able to capture any excess water that is seeping into your home from a variety of sources. If you have one that is installed in your basement and crawl space, it will be able to recirculate all water back into the sewer system. This will help to prevent water from getting into your crawl space.

Set Traps and Spray 
One of the bigger concerns that people have with their crawl space is that they cannot control the amount of insects and critters that get into their home through the crawl space. If you are consistently getting an infestation of critters and insects into your home through the crawl space, you should look for ways to keep them out. One of the best ways would be to use sprays and traps. These can help to control infestations immediately. If the problem seems to be persistent or getting worse, a great option would be to call a pest control company. These companies will be able to provide a variety of services to help control the infestation.

Routine Cleaning 
Ultimately, if you want to make your crawl space a cleaner space in your home, you will need to have it cleaned on a regular basis. Most people will go through their entire homes at least once every few weeks to vacuum and do a deep cleaning. If you want to make your crawl space a place that you can reliably store your personal belongings, you should add the crawl space to your cleaning checklist. This will help to remove dust and debris and will allow you to identify issues early on.


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