1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

February 17, 2008

:048 Crawlspace Check

Filed under: :048 Crawlspace Check — Tags: , , , , , — John Banta @ 12:01 am

New York State Dept of Env Conservation

Suggested Review – :040, :041, :047

1:5:10:048 Tip: It is important that crawlspaces remain clean. Wood and other types of cellulose debris promote termites and other types of insect and fungal infestation that can degrade your home. Many of the treatments for these pests are quite toxic. It is far better to avoid infestations in the first place by keeping all debris out of the crawlspace. 

Tomorrow I will have more information on wet crawlspaces.

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Additional Information

Crawlspaces can be dangerous places. During my career I have inspected over 1000 crawlspaces. Many had conditions that were extremely dangerous.

If you don’t know how to safely enter and inspect a crawlspace, you should leave it to professionals.

 

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