September 27, 2017
Do I Really Need Moisture Control?
An adult human is made up of around 60% water. We have water in our brains. We have water in our skin. We have water in our kidneys. And, according to the H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry, even our lungs are made up of water--83% water, to be exact. Obviously, that water is in the tissue, and not actually inside our lungs. The point we're trying to make is that water is essential to living organisms. This is one of the biggest reasons every home should have moisture control.
Moisture Control Around A Home
If you have damp ground near your foundation walls, you are inviting a wide range of bugs to come in close to your home. Some of those moisture pests can do damage to your home. Some will bring diseases with them. Some have venomous bites that can harm you, your family, and your pets. When you control moisture around your home, you are adding an essential layer of protection. This can be done in many ways. Here are a few examples:
Make sure your gutters work to channel water away from your home.
Make sure there are no areas around your home that get excessive shade. It is important for the sun and air to dry water up after it rains.
Make sure you don't have any low points near your foundation walls that accumulate water.
Make sure you keep vegetation 2 feet from your walls.
Moisture Control Under Your Home
If your home has a crawl space underneath, the conditions may be in place for you to have issues with moisture in the most important location of your home--the foundation. This can lead to an increase in pest problems, including a termite infestation. It can promote the growth of fungi, algae, and mold. And moist conditions in your crawl space can bring an unwanted musty odor into your home. We don't have to tell you how rotting wood, mold buildup, bug and rodent infestations, and nasty odors can impact a family. But you may be interested to know that you can solve crawl space moisture issues with a crawl space encapsulation.
At Aiken Pest Control, we offer a comprehensive crawl space encapsulation service. Our team will not only identify moisture sources and encapsulate your entire crawl space, we'll also treat substructure wood members, remove trash and debris, and clean substructure mold and mildew. When we're done, your home and your family will have the protection it needs--protection you didn't even know you needed. And we'll have the satisfaction of knowing that we've helped another family safeguard their family, improve their quality of life, and reduce illness in their home. For more information, or to establish service, reach out to us today.