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Health Risks of Mold in Your Attic or Crawlspace: Why Prompt Remediation is Crucial

Wednesday, June 28th
Mold infestation is a serious concern for Seattle residential homes and businesses, as it poses significant health risks to occupants. In this comprehensive article, we will explore the understanding of health impacts caused by mold exposure. By shedding light on respiratory issues, allergic reactions, long-term complications, vulnerable populations, and symptom identification, we, at American Crawlspace,… [ Read More ]
Old rustic wood with mold or fungal on top.

The Basics of Attic and Crawlspace Mold Remediation

Wednesday, June 21st
In Seattle mold is a common issue that affects residential homes and businesses, leading to potential health risks and property damage. In this comprehensive guide, we will provide an in-depth overview of mold remediation services offered by American Crawlspaces, a reputable Seattle-based company. From understanding the importance of mold remediation to the detailed process involved,… [ Read More ]
What's That Horrible Smell From My Crawlspace? - American Crawlspace - Seattle, WA

What’s That Horrible Smell From My Crawlspace?

Thursday, May 18th
After a torrential downpour, if the house has a musty smell, the crawlspace most likely has a moisture issue. The good news is that most odors can be eliminated if you get rid of their source. When there is a heavy downpour, the ground may become saturated, which could allow standing water to seep into… [ Read More ]
Why Should I Get Crawl Space Repair? - American Crawl Space - Seattle, WA

Why Should I Have My Crawl Space Repaired?

Wednesday, April 26th
The experts at American Crawl Space have seen it all: mold, rot, pests, flooding, cave-ins, and more. In our field of work, it’s not unusual for homeowners to live with rot, mold, and pest damage in their crawl spaces for months, or even years! What an unpleasant situation to contend with, especially after allowing the damage to… [ Read More ]
Seal and Insulate Ductwork to Save Money and Improve Comfort - American Crawlspace

Seal and Insulate Ductwork to Save Money and Improve Comfort

Monday, March 27th
Sealing and insulating the ductwork of a forced-air HVAC system are two of the quickest ways to increase the system’s efficiency. You will experience immediate cost and comfort benefits. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims that sealing your heating and cooling ducts can boost efficiency by up to 25%. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory… [ Read More ]
What is a Crawl Space Sump Pump? - American Crawlspace

What is a Crawl Space Sump Pump?

Tuesday, March 21st
Do you ever worry about having water in your crawl space? It’s a common concern during the wet winters, and it’s well-founded, given that this water can cause mold growth and structural damage, necessitating costly home repairs. A sump pump is a great way to both fix flooded areas and stop flooding from happening in… [ Read More ]
How We Insulate the Crawl Space Under Your Home - American Crawlspace - Seattle, WA

How We Insulate the Crawl Space Under Your Home

Monday, February 27th
When compared to a home built on a concrete slab, a home with a crawl space can be colder in the winter. You should also take precautions against mold and mildew since they can be a problem in your crawl space. More than just insulation is needed to keep your home’s floors warmer and stop… [ Read More ]
Why You Need a Crawlspace Vapor Barrier - Seattle, WA

Why You Need a Crawlspace Vapor Barrier

Tuesday, February 21st
Being constantly aware of the risks posed by moisture is one of the realities of building and repairing houses. Risks of water entering the building in places where it is not wanted include rotting wood, mold, chipped paint, and more. One good leak could result in damage costing tens of thousands of dollars. If it… [ Read More ]

I Have Water In My Crawlspace?

Tuesday, February 14th
This is one case where ignorance is not bliss. If you have not looked under your home for a while, go check it immediately after reading this. In fact, maybe you should stop and check it now. Why? Because a flooded crawlspace can damage your home and needs to be remediated quickly. [ Read More ]

Why Rodents Want to Live in Your Attic and Crawlspace

Wednesday, February 8th
Food, warmth and safety. These are the only things going through his mind as he skitters across the damp lawn. Suddenly he stops, nose twitching as he picks up a new scent. Yes, this is the spot. Little legs churn as he scampers to a nearby foundation and bolts through a small hole. This rodent… [ Read More ]