PESTOUT specializes in moisture control for your home or business, to repair and further prevent moisture and water damage. Because we are surrounded by water and sit at or below sea level, Newport News and the surrounding Hampton Roads Virginia cities are prone to flooding, high humidity levels and increased moisture.
Do your doors or windows stick, making them hard to open or close?
Are your floors warping?
Do you smell musty odors in your home?
These are possible symptoms of moisture in your home.
Undetected leaks and high humidity levels in crawl spaces can result in concentrations of mold, fungus and mildew. Moisture also attracts termites, leading to termite damage. Moisture can cause costly repairs as it damages the structural components of your house. Treating problem moisture areas can save home and property owners from costly repairs down the road.
PESTOUT thoroughly treats and repairs moisture issues that result in damaged wood. Treating for termites and moisture together can save you money, and it offers a more thorough turn-key approach to interrelated house problems.
PESTOUT uses the following moisture control and prevention methods to comprehensively treat and repair moisture and termite problems:
- Repair/Replace Wood
- Sump Pumps
- Drainage System
- Vapor Barrier
- Wood Treatment
- Ventilation Systems
Areas of the Home That Most Often Need Moisture Control:
There are a lot of different places in a home where moisture problems occur. Many moisture problem areas are not seen until there is significant damage. Repairing damage will not solve the problem unless the source is identified and resolved. At PESTOUT, we make sure we address the source factor comprehensively.
Our thorough approach to moisture control inspects, prevents and repairs includes:
- Water entering the foundation: Crawl spaces can have moisture infiltration from high water tables in rainy seasons, or even from a shallow clay layer just under the surface of your crawl space floor. This can seep into your crawl space, creating unusually high humidity levels. Sealing the crawl space, installing sump pumps, or dehumidifying the interior of the foundation are some options that help to prevent water from entering the foundation.
- Condensation: Humidity can find its way into a crawl space through leaky or improperly insulated duct work in the crawl space. Even if the water level is not reaching the soil level under the house, its presence beneath the soil can vaporize into the crawl space. When hot, humid air meets cooler air beneath the house, this can cause condensation. Our approach to moisture control is cutting edge and comprehensive by addressing both forms of moisture entering the foundation. We address your problem through underground drainage systems, sump pumps, polyethylene moisture barriers, and self-monitored moisture evacuation systems.
- Moisture that is attracting termites. Termites can quickly damage the wood and structural components of a property, bringing about costly damages. We will address the moisture that is attracting termites, as well as, apply termite preventative treatments. Click here to learn about our comprehensive termite treatments.
Identifying the problem areas before they lead to water damage and termite infestations is the key to preventing expensive damage later. A moisture inspection will identify problem areas in your home or property.
If you notice water damage in your home or property or would like an inspection to identify hidden problem areas, call PESTOUT for moisture control services. We treat and prevent water damage that is common in Newport News and surrounding Hampton Roads Virginia Cities. Call PESTOUT for a moisture inspection today. (757) 814-2923