The Joys of Home Ownership: What do you do about the Raccoons In a Crawl Space?…the Rest of the Story

Well the Raccoons are now long gone. The exposure to the fiberglass in the insulation under my home caused the kits to perish. Raccoons can cause a lot of damage to a home, even if you are an attentive homeowner.The Pile of Insulation and Venting

So, here is what happened. I got another bid. I hired that company after they prepared a 32 page detailed report with 28 pages of photographs which identified the damage and what was necessary for mitigating that damage.  This type of mitigation I’ve never encountered since I started selling Real Estate on The Mountain in 1985. I sell nice homes on the Rivers and Creeks, on the Golf Course or great Cabins in the Woods.

On August 9th, the Company I hired did there mitigation in my crawlspace . As of today, the horrid odor from the dead kits is gone which took about 3 to 4 days. Better yet, the total final invoice was LESS than the original estimate. The calculations were based on what they had to tear out.  It turned out that it was not quite as extensive, as the original estimate.

Today, I got a bid for the insulation replacement from my Contractor. Then I will get a bid for the ducting for my heating and cooling. Lucky, there have been no heat spells in the Pacific Northwest.

By the way, I would have been charged 275% more by the first company’s bid .

Many thanks to Servepro of Gresham and the entire staff that helped me.

Feel free to call for a referral but hopefully you will not need one for this type of problem.