January 30, 2019
Why South Carolina Homeowners Should Consider Moisture Control in 2019
Your home is usually your biggest investment and, as such, you do your best to keep it in good condition and protect your investment. You have homeowners’ insurance. You trim trees and branches that are close to the house and look a little perilous. You keep up with repairs inside.
Why Moisture is a Problem in South Carolina
One area of household upkeep that most South Carolina residents probably don’t give a lot of thought to is moisture control. However, because of where we live, it’s something every homeowner should seriously consider.
South Carolina sees its share of humidity, especially during our hot summer months. We get a decent amount of rain throughout the year. Then, of course, there’s hurricane season. When we are hit with a hurricane, flooding in certain areas is almost a guarantee.
Problems Moisture Causes
All of this moisture can cause some serious problems for homeowners.
First, moisture in and around your home can lead to mold and mildew. This can not only can cause unpleasant smells, but it can also become a real health hazard.
Second, moisture in the wooden structures of your home can cause structural damage to your home, making it an unsafe place to live.
Third, moist structures are a beacon to pests. Termites especially, but also ants, spiders, cockroaches, and more, will be drawn to your home if it has a high moisture content or water-damaged wood. These pests cause severe damage to your home. They expose your family to potential health risks, as well, through the bacteria, viruses, and parasites they carry.
Unfortunately, standard homeowners’ insurance doesn’t cover flooding. Even minor moisture damage can be costly to repair. The best way to avoid the headaches and high bills of moisture damage is to prevent a problem before it occurs.
How Moisture Control Can Help
Moisture control closes certain spaces off to moisture, keeping them safe from the water and humidity that could cause damage and make them vulnerable to rot, mold, mildew, and pests. Oftentimes, the biggest problem area is the crawl space underneath a home. This is an incredibly important area of your home because it is the foundation on which your entire house rests, but it is also often overlooked.
Call Aiken for Help
- Aiken Pest Control offers a crawl space encapsulation solution. Our experts will:
- Look for areas of moisture.
- Clean out unwanted debris.
- Remove substructure mold and mildew.
- Treat subsurface wood structures.
- Encapsulate the entire crawl space area.