Moisture control services

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Moisture control services

For years, Ehrlich has studied how moisture affects homes and businesses. Moisture can be very destructive and we know how to correct the problem. We’ve helped thousands of people, taking special care to determine the best solution for the problem at hand.

Effective moisture control is an important part of home maintenance. To identify an issue, look for conditions such as: 

  • Mildew
  • Excessive humidity
  • Termite activity
  • Wood-destroying beetles
  • Wood-decaying fungus
  • Pest infestations
  • Health issues caused by poor indoor quality

It is important to guard your home against potential moisture issues by taking preventative actions before a problem arises. If you suspect your home has a moisture problem, act quickly to reduce further damage. 

Call today to set up a FREE home or property inspection.

Causes of moisture on your property

Moisture attracts potential hazards to your home or business. One of these is pests, who love a moist area to call home. Here are some potential sources of moisture both from the exterior and interior.

From the Exterior:

  • Flooding
  • Water from rain or ground-water causing the soil to be too saturated
  • Exterior cracks in and alongside foundation and crawl spaces
  • Water vapor from humid air can enter through openings and condenses on cooler surfaces


From the Interior:

  • Humidifiers
  • Unvented clothes dryers
  • Showering
  • Cooking

Moisture control solutions

Left unattended, moisture issues can quickly lead to potentially hazardous conditions and extensive remediation and corrective actions. A thorough inspection by a trained professional can ensure the source of the moisture is located and the most effective solution is selected. Call today to set up a FREE home or property inspection.

Ventilation systems

Crawl spaces often need additional ventilation and/or vapor barriers, paired with the use of fans to reduce high moisture levels. Temp-Vent® is a powered foundation vent system proven to be one of the quickest and most effective systems in providing ventilation for moisture control. In addition, small fans are encased in the housing of the vent to create negative pressure and pull air through the foundation. Powered vents are installed on one side of the foundation with open, non-powered vents on the opposite side. 

Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers may be needed in areas with extremely high levels of moisture. Dehumidifiers minimize mold and mildew growth, reduce pest infestations, and can save the average home in energy consumption.  These systems require installing a ground cover, a vapor barrier, a condensate pump and a drain line to remove moisture. Foundation vents and any large cracks in the foundation wall are sealed off properly. 

Other solutions

Other solutions such as sand installation and fungus treatments may also be appropriate depending on the conditions. Your pest specialist will be able to help make this determination.

Please note: Repairs to girters, sill plates, sub floor, insulation, etc. may need to be completed prior to installing new ventilation or dehumidifiers.

Moisture facts

  • Every residential property and commercial property can have some form of humidity issue.
  • Studies show that as much as 50% of the air in homes come up through the crawl space or basement.
  • The American Lung Association and the Environmental Protection Agency recommend maintaining relative humidity levels in the 30%-50% range. 
  • Ventilation and air conditioning alone cannot provide the protection offered by a high capacity dehumidifier.
  • Wet crawl spaces contribute to the cupping of wood floors and the deterioration of floor joists, beams, sub-flooring, insulation, and electrical-mechanical systems. 
  • Moisture encourages mold growth on wood and other organic material in the crawlspace. Mold is unable to grow without water or moisture. 
  • Crawl spaces are a major source of air filtration that permeates up into the living area transmitting odors, carrying moisture, and creating an environment conducive to mold, mildew, wood-destroying organisms, and pest infestations. 
  • Homes that maintain a lower relative humidity are most comfortable and require less cooling potentially leading to a more energy-efficient home. 
  • Dehumidifiers remove odor-causing moisture.

Moisture control with Ehrlich Pest Control

Don't leave the health and wellbeing of your family to chance. Ehrlich has custom-tailored moisture control solutions that deliver peace of mind.

Ask about our affordable monthly payment plans with GreenSky finance. We will work with you to fit your monthly budget. Give us a call today at 800-837-5520. 

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