Does your home need moisture control services?
As a homeowner, there are so many things to think about and be on top of to protect your home from all sorts of potential dangers. But have you ever thought about the need for moisture control services? The impact that too much moisture can have on your house is easy to overlook. You may think that a bit of mildew or humidity is no big deal in the scheme of things, but excess moisture in your home can cause very real problems. Think icky, crawly problems – like wood-destroying insects that can damage the structure of your house – or serious health issues caused by mildew, mold and poor air quality inside your home.
Effective moisture control is an important part of keeping your home safe for your family. Green Collar offers moisture control services, ventilation and more and we can help mitigate a problem before it gets serious. Contact us or call our office at 413-409-6816 to schedule a Free Assessment!
Stop excess moisture in your home before it leads to serious problems
Water can leak and seep in through basement floors, foundation walls, aging roofs. Even cooking and showers can add moisture to the air inside your home, especially if you don’t have good ventilation in kitchens or bathrooms.
If you are wondering whether you may need moisture control services and what you should look for to identify an issue, here are a few things to keep an eye on. Wet conditions can show up just about anywhere in a home, but pay special attention to basements and crawl spaces. Put on your best detective hat and take a walk through your home. Magnifying glass and pocket-notebook ready to investigate? Be on the lookout for conditions like these:
- Pests, like termites or wood-eating beetles
- Musty mildew smell
- Moisture on the inside of closed windows
- Mold or fungus
- Damp feeling or smelling rugs and carpets
- Visible water damage
The first step is to stop any current, active moisture in your home. The prevention of future moisture is generally referred to as moisture control, and this can look like vapor barriers, ventilation, and more. Here’s where Green Collar comes in. If you identify any issues with moisture in your home or just want to know more, give us a call! 413-409-6816
Moisture control services can help to address the conditions that attract all manner of pests and vermin. Even if you regularly keep that protective eye out for signs of excess moisture in your home, there can be unseen leaks, condensation, and humidity creating the perfect environment for unwanted insects. Creepy-crawlies like bedbugs, roaches or wood-destroying beetles and termites aren’t just unwanted. They can lead to serious damage to the structure of your home. Moisture control can rid your home of the conditions in which these bugs thrive, before it’s too late.
Aggravated allergies? Foul smells afoot? The EPA puts it best: the key to mold control is moisture control. (1) While molds are really just a part of nature, they have the potential to cause health problems when growing in your home. In addition to causing common allergic reactions, mold can produce toxins that may lead to serious health issues. Stop mold before it has a chance to spread.