In recent years, the conversation surrounding preventative moisture control solutions- especially in southern states such as the Carolinas- has increased dramatically with the different options available on the market. And when inspecting for moisture issues around the house, it’s extremely important not only to check the basement and crawlspace, but also to look upwards; attics can be prime real estate for potential moisture issues.
Free Moisture Inspection
Identify: Check your home for any signs of excess moisture including mold, rust or a bad odor
Inspect: We will inspect your home to confirm a need for ventilation
Treatment: A power vent can help your home by circulating air in the room needing moisture control
Maintenance: If there is a problem with your power vent, contact one of the professionals at Carolina Pest Management
How to Identify a Moisture Problem
If you’re not sure whether you have any moisture-related issues in your home, it is important to look for telling issues in spaces with low ventilation.
- High humidity
- Extreme heat
- Pest infestation
- Musky odor
Our Moisture Inspection Process
One of our expert technicians will come to your residence to inspect all aspects of your home including any spaces where moisture control may be an issue. Rooms such as attics, basements or crawlspaces are more susceptible to these types of issues because excess heat or excess moisture can become trapped within those spaces. Without proper insulation, your home can be attracting unwanted pests or experiencing damage to the foundation without your knowledge.
Moisture Control Treatment: Power Vents
If a power vent is the right moisture control solution for you, the vent will be quickly installed to exhaust the uncomfortable heat and humidity from the room. Most of the vents available on the market operate on a thermostat, which controls when the electronic or solar-powered fan turns on, thus helping to regulate the space’s airflow.
Power Vents Maintenance
If your power vent stops working or is making unusual noises, contact one of the professionals at Carolina Pest Management to help resolve any issues you may be having.
Frequently Asked Questions: Power Vents
Are basements the only areas in the home requiring proper ventilation?
No. Crawlspaces can also have issues with excess moisture due to poor ventilation. Wood rot, mildew infestation, and pest infestations are potential problems that occur if a crawlspace is not properly controlled year-round.
How do power vents help?
Crawlspaces can be prone to excessive moisture until the area is ventilated. A power vent will have a fan built-in to the housing of the vent. A humidity sensor will alert the vent when humidity levels are increased, and a fan will run continuously until desired levels are reached.
Are power vents preferred over dehumidifiers in crawlspaces?
Different situations call for different solutions. Dehumidifiers do require a lot more maintenance than power vents and there could be a major problem if they mechanically fail. If moisture in the crawlspace is an ongoing problem, some models of power vents have built-in dehumidifiers.
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