Crawl-space cleaning made easy?

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  1. Mar 15, 2011 #1

    Blake0B

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    :usa: Who/What safely cleans a house crawl-space? The crawl-space is 4ft at its highest point; 18in at is lowest point; about 1275 sqft. The crawl-space hasn't been cleaned in over 20 years. Franchise companies like Servpro or Coit only guarantees rugs, carpets, draperies. If you might provide a few suggestions to help me find a good company with proven results! Thank you so much for your help!
     
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    Exactly what needs to be cleaned up in the crawl space?
     
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    The house recently received a new asphalt/gravel roof. Much repair work was done; new lumber, new sheathing, etc. was installed. When the old material was removed, much fell into the tiny crawl space. The house has a modified double-gabled, lean-to style roof. And, yes, it's space is small. But, there's enough room to "crawl" through and view interior rafters, beams, etc.

    So, any help here in referring a good company that will clean out the excess roofing material is greatly appreciated!
     
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    Sounds like you are talking about an attic not a crawl space.

    Attic above house under roof.
    Crawl space under house instead of basement.
     
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    :usa: Interesting ... Different parts of the country have different meanings for crawl-spaces, dead-spaces, etc. In California, there's not much use for basements because of earthquakes. We'd just sink or crush! I suppose in Canada basements are standard issue, 'eh? The "attic" is most definitely a crawl-space because no standard-sized person can stand up straight once inside. S/He has to crawl along to get at the debris. Because of it's roof design (see above gabled-roof), there's dead-space where no entrance is possible by people. Anything else is another subject entirely!

    Keep the comments coming, Blake.
     
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    Blake why don't you go and google crawl space before you make silly comments
     
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    I live in Ohio and a crawl space is under the house, an attic is between the ceiling and the roof no matter how big or small.
     
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    I have never heard of anyone wanting to clean their attic unless there was some asbestos or other hazardous material up there.
     

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