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Why Pay For a Crawlspace Inspection?

Updated: Mar 24

What is the difference between paying for a crawlspace inspection service and not paying? Is an estimate really free? What are the consequences of not paying for your crawlspace inspection?

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As crawlspace and mold specialists serving the Jersey Shore for just over 35 years, when it comes to crawlspaces, we have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. There isn't much that can surprise us by now. When you've been in this industry for as long as we have, you acquire a comprehensive understanding of the environmental conditions in a crawlspace. And can properly identify the usual suspects that trigger an adverse effect, which can lead to costly consequences over time.

If you've never lived in a home with a crawlspace before or are not familiar with some of the common issues present in a crawlspace, then it's a good idea to schedule a crawlspace inspection service. Most importantly, you will discover what (if any) issues are present in your crawlspace and learn what steps you will need to implement to maintain a healthy crawlspace environment.

Have your crawlspace inspected by an expert in the industry

The first step to starting the process is to learn from a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the industry. Otherwise, how will you know if the information you obtain from a free estimate is accurate? A salesman arriving to give you a free estimate may provide you with a generic quote that benefits them, not you. As with most sales positions, if total compensation is based on commission, there's a good chance that the information provided may not be honest or reliable. We have encountered many situations where the customer is left more nervous and confused after obtaining several "free quotes." The crawlspace is generally a confined, dark, and, honestly, kind of scary place to venture into. But it doesn't have to be. It can also be a learning experience, which helps guide you with more accurate information on tackling issues in your crawlspace to make it a safer, cleaner, and healthier environment.

Further, even if you did your own research online. How do you know which information applies to your specific crawlspace issues? A web search may provide you with a slew of often conflicting information, such as ventilate your crawlspace or don't ventilate your crawlspace. This is because the information is based on several factors that can range drastically according to location, home structure, and elevation levels, among other factors.

Learn the basics

With Crawlspace Solutions, you will be educated on the environmental conditions that affect your crawlspace and learn which solutions apply to you and why. We tailor our professional recommendations per the issues present at the time of inspection for each property. There is no one-step program that fits all because there is no one property that is identical to the other. For example, your neighbor's crawlspace may be dry, where ventilating the crawlspace works well for their crawlspace environment. However, you may have a high-water table, or your property is built below grade, which requires a completely different program.

" Called Jimmy D’Amico and he inspected our shore rental property in Ocean City, NJ. Found we needed Crawlspace encapsulated and did not have water/mold problem. Jimmy was able to get the project done in a timely manner and was a pleasure to work with. Service from this company was prompt and professional. We received before and after photos and a report. Even thought we did not meet in person, Jimmy called, texted when on the property and took the time to answer any questions we had. Highly recommend Crawlspace Solutions!." D. Mitchell

Making an informed decision

Becoming an informed consumer starts with understanding the issues at hand and learning what steps you need to take to ensure a good outcome. That is why we offer a complete crawlspace inspection service so you can make an informed decision. Because it's important to get it right the first time, or it may be more costly to have to do your crawlspace project over again because of a lack of due diligence or failure to become properly informed.

In our experience, when we get calls complaining about a crawlspace service that another company performed, we find that they [caller] did not have a good understanding of what they were getting, nor did they realize that the underlying issues(s) remain present even after their project was completed and paid for. However, they likely did not understand what was needed to change the crawlspace environment to a healthy one. And instead, they were sold on services they did not need. This has happened quite often in this industry and is very disconcerting. This is why, when finding the right contractor, price should not be the only objective when hiring a good contractor. Because as they say, "You get what you paid for."

Start Your Crawlspace Process Right

Ready to schedule your crawlspace and start your process on the right track, contact us today. You can either fill out our contact form, book your crawlspace inspection on our website by going to the inspection services page or give us a call at 1-800-411-0335.


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