The crawl space in your home may be out of sight, but it shouldn’t stay out of mind. Crawl spaces typically aren’t usable, but they can have a huge impact on your living space. If left untreated by a crawl space professional, these spaces can harbor moisture that warps floors, invites pests, grows mold, and ruins air quality.
Properly treating a crawl space is a complex and difficult job that can stymie even the most intrepid DIYers. If you suspect your crawl space is in need of care, then it’s time to call a professional.
How to Choose the Right Crawl Space Professional
You know your crawl space needs an overhaul, but it can be difficult to know who to trust to do a thorough job. To help, we’ve created a checklist of qualities to look for in a crawl space professional so you’ll have the job done right the first time.
1. Provides Inspection & Estimate
While it’s true that crawl spaces share common problems overall, your crawl space has specific features, needs, and range of severity that requires a careful inspection. Beware of companies that give you an estimate without ever stepping foot on your property. At Crawl Space Care, we pride ourselves on operating with integrity and transparency. We’ll send a professional to your home to provide a FREE inspection and estimate so you know exactly what issues you’re dealing with and the level of commitment it will take to address them.
2. Positive Reputation
Before you hire a crawl space professional, it’s a good idea to find out what previous customers are saying. Ask around in your community and check out their reviews online. Spend a little extra time looking beyond the number of stars. Do the reviews mention specific services or professionalism? Don’t forget to look for any awards or recognition they might have garnered for excellent work. Looking into their reputation will give you a good idea of how a company operates and whether they might be a good fit.
3. Proper Credentials & Associations
A credible professional crawl space company will have appropriate credentials and associations that speak to their knowledge and expertise. Don’t be afraid to ask prospective crawl space companies about their training and background. For example, Crawl Space Care, a subsidiary of Bugman Exterminating, is part of several local home builders associations, chambers of commerce, and realtor associations.
4. Extensive Experience
Crawl space remediation is no small task. You’ll want to hire a professional who has seen it all so they’re prepared for any eventuality. Feel free to ask a prospective pro how long they’ve been in business and about their toughest jobs so get a good idea of their background.
5. Quality Products
You’ll want a professional that has great expertise, operates with integrity, and uses high quality products. Balancing cost with quality is important, but when you use excellent product, the work stands the test of time, saving you money in the long run. At Crawl space Care, we believe in using high quality products like dehumidifiers with warranties, pest-resistant insulation, and thick, reinforced floor liners.
Contact a Crawl Space Professional
Your home is where you heart is, so it makes sense that you’d only want the best when it comes to your crawl space. Crawl Space Care is a family-owned company that prides ourselves on operating with integrity and professionalism. We provide our clients with high quality products and service at fair prices so they can rest easy that their crawl space stays dry and pest-free. Call us for your free, no obligation estimate to get started.