Foundation Vents and Moisture Control Services
Property Services for Crawl Spaces, Basements, and More
Standard Exterminating Company, Inc.
Serves WV, OH, PA, KY and VA
When you need foundation vents and moisture control services, contact the pros at Standard Exterminating Company, Inc. The health of your building includes finding ways to manage excessive moisture that can attract outdoor pests like termites inside. Excess moisture also adds to structural and maintenance problems. These situations include windows sticking, peeling paint, and foul odors from untreated mold or fungus that accumulates and causes decay. These situations can aggravate health concerns like allergies and asthma.
The Right Balance of Moisture for Healthier Living
You may have heard the saying, ‘everything in balance,’ and this is very true when it comes to moisture levels. Standard Exterminating Company can help rid your home of excess moisture with a targeted program designed to reduce humidity. Treating crawlspaces, basements, and other areas helps to improve ventilation, protect pipes and wood, and can improve energy efficiency. We offer our three-step plan to help with moisture control:
Our technicians will inspect your building and conduct readings to identify moisture issues. This may include taking photos to document any damage they find. Step two is a plan that includes some options for resolving the problem. The treatment program may include:
- • cleaning out the space,
- • sealing vents and/or installing temp-vents,
- • installing a moisture-blocking barrier,
- • adding meters to track on-going moisture levels,
- • adding a liquid borate to prevent future wood decay fungal growth, and
- • installing a dehumidifier, if necessary, to control the amount of moisture.
Step three is on-going monitoring to ensure a balanced level of moisture and to make adjustments, as necessary.
We Set the “STANDARD” for Services in WV, OH, PA, KY and VA
Using Temp-Vents for Foundation Defense
Temp-Vents are the best automatic foundation vents used as defense against excess moisture in crawlspaces of homes and buildings. They open and close automatically depending on the air temperature, allowing the proper amount of air to circulate under the structure, and they do not need electricity.
Some of the reasons we use Temp-Vents around foundations are because they:
- • help save heating costs in winter,
- • have screens on both sides, which prevent pests from entering the crawlspace,
- • enhance the value and beauty of your home,
- • help prevent frozen water and sewer pipes, and
- • offer convenience and peace of mind knowing they open and close automatically during the appropriate season.
Achieve Greater Peace of Mind for Your Property
Besides moisture control, Standard Exterminating Company, Inc. offers other property services to install insulation in targeted areas. We provide real estate inspections to certify that properties are free of wood-destroying insects. All our property services offer greater peace of mind for homes and businesses in WV, OH, PA, KY, and VA.
Importance of Foundation Vents and Moisture Control
Moisture barriers, along with the appropriate foundation ventilation, are important measures. Both help preserve wood foundations and subfloors of your home or business. For example, installing a moisture barrier in a crawl space causes the moisture to accumulate on the barrier. The accumulated moisture returns to the soil, instead of the wood absorbing it. This allows wood to dry slowly and minimizes warping and cracking.
Give the experts at Standard Exterminating a call today for your free evaluation. We can see if our foundation vents and moisture control services will work in your home or business.