Our Columbia Moisture Control Options
Too much moisture is a problem for any property. For one thing, it can
lead to mold growth, and when mold spores make their way into your indoor
air quality and enter your lungs, they can cause coughing, sneezing, throat
irritation, and other health problems. On top of this, mold eats away
at the structural integrity of your property, wearing down wood faster
and leading to potentially unsafe damage. And as our
pest control experts know firsthand, too much moisture also attracts pests, including
cockroaches, and other insects that pose a risk to your family’s comfort. Fortunately,
you’ll never have to worry about that as long as you’ve got
Modern Exterminating on your side. Our team can offer a wide range of
solutions to help eliminate moisture problems, protecting your household
and your property from pests, mold, and other issues.
Modern Exterminating is proud to offer moisture control devices in Columbia,
Santa Fe™ Free-Standing Dehumidifiers: Santa Fe’s high-efficiency dehumidifiers remove odor-causing moisture
and can maintain 50% relative humidity as recommended by the EPA, ASHRAE
( American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning ), American
Lung Association, and American Medical Association.
Polyethylene Moisture Barriers: The practice of installing six-millimeter polyethylene in crawlspace surfaces
helps assist in the control of excess moisture vapor. Clemson University
Regulatory Public Service Programs and Department of Pesticide Regulation
recommends 80% ground coverage when using this cutting-edge technology.
Temperature Control Ventilators: These passive vents are widely used and work well to ventilate most crawlspaces.
They are highly effective because they are temperature sensitive, opening
completely at approximately 70®F and closing at approximately 40®F.
Power Vents: When more aggressive ventilation systems are required, power foundation
vents with a thermostat and humidistat are the best option. Power vents
are usually recommended when a residential property does not meet one
vent per 150 square feet around the perimeter of a structure.
Exhaust Fans: Utility Shutter Mounted Exhaust Fans are designed for the purpose of increasing
crawlspace airflow. These appliances are timer-required and come with
U.L. approved wiring.
French Drains: French Drain or weeping tile is a trench filled with gravel or containing
perforated pipe that redirects surface water and groundwater away from
an area. This is a useful system for the removal of standing water from
a crawl space.
Sump Pumps: The purpose of a sump pump is to help keep basements or crawlspaces dry
when it rains or an extreme weather event occurs. As any knowledgeable
plumber will tell you, these appliances are essential for homes with basements,
especially in parts of the country that get a lot of precipitation.
For Moisture Control Devices in Columbia, SC, Call Modern Exterminating Today
At Modern Exterminating, there is nothing more important to us than your
family’s comfort and safety. That’s why whether we are talking
about conventional pest treatment or moisture control and
other home services, you can count on us to get the job done right. With a
reputation for exceptional work going back to 1955, our team has the skills and experience
needed to deliver complete satisfaction. We also offer various deals and
specials designed to appeal to any budget. And with complimentary consultations
available upon request, there’s never a bad reason to call Modern
Exterminating for more information about moisture control in Columbia
and surrounding areas.
(803) 205-2744 for an estimate, or
click here to request service online.