Residential and commercial properties have a crawlspace under their property. It’s not usually a place where property owners even think to look. Sometimes pests and rodents can occupy a crawlspace because they got in through a vent or compromised crawlspace access doors. It can be the ideal place for rodents to live and have their babies. This leads to a contaminated crawlspace that has rodent feces, urine and dead carcasses in the insulation, on the vapor barrier and through out the crawlspace. Unfortunately, rodents in the crawlspace can impact the air quality in the home and could impact the health of the family living in the home. This is why it crucial to have a pest company come out to set traps to catch the live rodents. Then make sure all intrusion areas where they were getting in have been sealed up so no further rodents can get back in. Lastly, a decontamination clean of the entire crawlspace is needed to remove the compromised insulation and vapor barrier and sanitize the entire area where the rodents were living.
Recently, in Newport, Oregon there was a condo building that had seven units with crawlspaces all open to each other. In each crawlspace there were rodents going from one crawlspace to the other. Disaster Master was hired to do the rodent decontamination in each crawlspace. The first step of this job was to set floor protection from the front door to the crawlspace access point. Next, HEPA Air scrubbers were set to help scrub the air during the decontamination process. All insulation, vapor barrier, feces and debris were removed and disposed of. A detail clean of each crawlspace included spray scrub and wipe down with antimicrobial to disinfect and sanitize. New six ml black vapor barrier was installed with red tape on the important seams. The property management company was very satisfied with crawlspace decontamination work Disaster Master did. The owners of the units had peace of mind that their crawlspaces are clean and rodent free.
If you have any issues with rodents in your crawlspace and need help with the decontamination please call Disaster Master today at 541-992-2080. Disaster Master proudly services Lincoln City, Neskowin, Neotsu, Pacific City, Otis, Gleneden Beach, Depoe Bay, Toledo, Newport, Waldport and Yachats.