Moisture Control in the Triad
Having excess moisture in your crawl space might not seem like a big deal, but it can have a serious impact on the well-being of your home and family. It creates the perfect environment for mold, termites, and other issues that you don’t want anywhere near your loved ones. Luckily, we offer moisture control that can help solve these problems before they get out of hand.
Don’t Worry About Your Crawl Space Again
At Pest-X Exterminating, we’re always willing to go above and beyond. We don’t just take care of your crawl space once—we’re here all year round! We offer annual warranties on our services that are easy to renew, plus a humidity monitor so you can easily keep an eye on things. If the humidity goes above 45%, let us know and we’ll come back to fix things.
What Causes Moisture in Crawl Spaces?
Plenty of things can cause water to get into your crawl space, even everyday occurrences like rain. As the water soaks into the soil, it can seep through the walls of your home’s foundation and evaporate into the crawl space. High humidity levels outside, burst pipes, and clogged gutters can also introduce unwanted water.
Your home always has some level of humidity, which is a good thing. Moisture in the air prevents wood from shrinking and cracking, and it can help prevent respiratory issues or nosebleeds. Too much humidity, however, causes problems such as:
Benefits of a Closed Crawl Space
The benefits of crawlspace encapsulation are numerous. Here are a few of them:
- Creates a clean and conditioned space.
- Improved air quality in the home (50% of the air in your home comes from the crawlspace).
- Odor elimination in your home.
- Stop mold and wood decay on floor joists.
- Reduce flex and buckling of floors.
- Lower maintenance costs.
- Warmer floors in the winter.
- Save on heating and cooling costs.
- Dramatically reduce presence of pests, including termites.
Our Encapsulation Services Process
At Pest-X, we provide comprehensive crawlspace encapsulation services with professional attention to quality and best practices. As a pest control and drainage company, we are uniquely positioned to inspect for termites and water damage before the encapsulation process starts. This ensures that no wood-destroying pests nor moisture are sealed in the area, making conditions even worse. We install a high-quality vapor barrier specifically designed for this job which is thicker than regular plastic sheeting. After completing the encapsulation, insulation may be added and a dehumidifier (or a small amount of air from the HVAC system, or vent fan) is used to condition the space.
Same-Day Service for Your Peace of Mind
If you’re worried about moisture issues, don’t wait for answers! When you call us before 11 am, we’ll be there the same day to inspect your home. We’ll search it thoroughly for signs of damage, mold growth, and other concerns. Then, we’ll share our findings with you and recommend the best treatment plan based on your property’s needs.
Areas We Service in the Triad
As a locally-owned and operated company, we take great pride in helping our neighbors become pest-free. We use quality products and don’t stop until the job is done, ensuring you get great service every time. Check out the neighborhoods we service below, or give us a call to learn more!