Crawlspace Care Installation
Moisture control is a home maintenance technique that’s essential to maintaining the structural integrity of your house, especially during the hot summer months and in southern, more humid states. Unfortunately, moisture intrusion can cause more damage than you may think. In addition to water damage, it can lead to rotting wood, rusted metal pipes, mold issues and pest infestation. That’s why a Crawlspace Care system can help with overall moisture-control needs. We want to help you protect your home and all the valuable belongings within its walls – so give us a call for a routine inspection to see how we can help!
Free Moisture Inspection
Identify the problem: Look for the telling signs of a moisture control issue including, but not limited to, rust, mold, standing water or a bad odor.
Inspect: Our technicians will evaluate your crawlspace to find the right moisture control solution for you
Treatment: Crawlspace Care consists of multiple components including a dehumidifier, wall and floor liner and a temperature and humidity monitor.
Maintenance: Maintenance may vary on a case-to-case basis but is minimal.
How to Identify a Moisture Problem
Crawlspace Care is comprised of many moisture-control solutions, so the first step is to determine if you need help with moisture control.
- Is there bare dirt under the house?
- Does it get very hot or humid during warm months?
- Does the space have a bad odor?
- Do you see mold?
- Are there any open pipes with rust on them?
- Do you or have you had an insect infestation?
Our Moisture Inspection Process
If your answer to any of the previous questions is “yes,” then schedule an appointment for a routine inspection. One of Carolina Pest Management’s trained professionals will visit your home and provide a moisture control recommendation.
Moisture Control Treatment: Crawlspace Care
If it has been determined that you and your home would benefit from the installation of Crawlspace Care, then you can expect following improvements as well as others in your home: better air quality, greater energy efficiency, and fewer pests. The Crawlspace Care system protects your home from mold and mildew growth and protects your substructure from decay.
Crawlspace Care Maintenance
Since Crawlspace Care consists of multiple elements, maintenance may vary. Some of the main components of Crawlspace Care include: a dehumidifier, supply air inducer, wall liner, floor liner, sealing tape and a temperature/humidity monitor. While the electric dehumidifier may need an occasional checkup, the rest of the Crawlspace Care components shouldn’t require much maintenance. Ask your Carolina Pest Management technician what they recommend your maintenance routine should be for your home.
Frequently Asked Questions: Crawlspace Care
What is Crawlspace Care?
Crawlspace Care is designed to control moisture levels within a home by using a variety of products installed in the crawlspace. Vapor liners are installed on both the ground and the walls with the seams tightly taped.
Does Crawlspace Care work with foundation vents?
No. If a home has foundation vents, these will be sealed prior to installing the vapor liners.
What are the benefits of Crawlspace Care?
Crawlspace Care stops the entry of moisture from the outside air, the ground, and a home’s foundation. Less moisture will reduce pest infestations, stop mold growth, reduce musty smells, and prevent wood damage.
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