Whenever I see messy crawl spaces, I let clients know to clean things up.
But wait, Tim, aren’t all crawl spaces messy? And why is that important?
Well, yes, all crawl spaces are messy to a degree. But not all crawl spaces contain debris that I’d consider conducive to environments that promote wood-destroying organism activity. These are truly messy crawl spaces!
When I see materials like cellulose, cardboard, and wood laying around underneath a home, I always recommend their removal to let wood-destroying organisms know they are not welcome.
Bugs, be gone!
During a recent inspection on Fidalgo Island, I noted this type of debris in the form of concrete cardboard forms.
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