Friday, May 13, 2022

Most Common Debris Found in Crawl Spaces


Crawl spaces are a great place for critters to hide and take residence. This can result from the crawl space being filled with debris or insulation that has fallen off the ceiling, where rodents like to make their homes. We will tell you about some of the most common items found in crawl spaces, what they may indicate about your home's overall health, and how to best address them.

Critters and Droppings

Crawl spaces are often forgotten in the home, but they can be a great place for critters to hide and take up residence. Your crawl space may contain animals such as mice, rats, squirrels, and raccoons. They may not enter your living areas, but they will be chewing on wires, insulation, or other items that you cannot see in the crawl space because it is dark down there.


Crawl spaces are a great place for mold to form and grow. It is not always visible because it can be hidden in the dirt, insulation, or even between the joists. You might have a mold problem if you notice any of these signs:
  • Damp areas that emit an earthy smell.
  • Patches of white fuzz on your walls or ceilings.
  • A black substance oozing from vents near floor level.
  • Dust that looks like it has fuzzy edges.

Insulation or Foundation Issues

Crawl spaces are often the first source of insulation or foundation issues. A crawl space is typically an unfinished area beneath your home with no insulation, and the ground will be damp. Crawl spaces can get wet from leaks in pipes or roofing, condensation from humid air blowing through them, and even rainwater that has come in through small cracks in your house.

That's why proper insulation in your crawl space is essential. Very often, GreenPro Cleaning & Restoration sees sub-floor insulation that is installed incorrectly. The two most common problems that usually need to be corrected are insulation installed upside down and insulation not secured correctly.

Insulation plays an important part in keeping your attic or crawl space in good condition. A key indicator of a substantial moisture problem in the crawl space is when sub-floor insulation is pulled from its supports and starts to separate. Condensation forms and makes the insulation too heavy for the insulation support to hold.

Contact Us Today For All Your Crawl Space Cleaning Needs

Cleaning and taking care of your home can be a challenge, and it is often best to bring in some professionals to help. Contact GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration to take care of your crawl space damage and cleaning needs.

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