How to Clean A Crawlspace
In order to keep your crawlspace dry, you must dry it under negative pressure. This means drying through suction, pulling air out, rather than blowing air in. The suction drying technique is achieved by a dehumidifier drying the air in the room at the same time as a turbine creates high negative pressure in the structure. In other words, in order for negative pressure to be present, more air must be removed from the crawlspace that is added to space. If positive pressure is used to dry a crawlspace, exfiltration will occur, pushing particulate and odors into the living space of the structure.
Even the cleanest crawlspace is filled with dust, mold spores, dead insects, or worse. Our SERVPRO of Champaign-Urbana professionals uses a manometer to verify the negative pressure.
Why should you call a professional to clean out your crawlspace? For one, crawlspaces are dangerous places that must be entered with the right safety gear. If there is mold or other contaminants present, you must use the correct equipment and chemicals to clean and dry the area.
If you need to inspect and clean your crawlspace, your SERVPRO team of Champaign-Urbana is available 24/7, (217)355-0077. [JB]