A buildup of moisture in your home can have disastrous consequences. Your crawlspace is especially susceptible to moisture-related damage because of its close proximity to the earth beneath it, so using moisture control practices is incredibly important to keeping the space clean and free from excess moisture.
With too much moisture comes mold and mildew growth, which can negatively impact the air quality of not only your crawlspace or basement, but the rest of the home as well. Breathing in these mold spores can worsen the effects of asthma or aggravate other respiratory issues.
Avoiding mold buildup and decreased air quality isn’t the only reason to prioritize moisture control in your crawlspace. With the proper moisture control techniques, you can avoid unwanted pests such as insects and rodents. Many different types of pests thrive in moist environments, especially in areas that have damp house insulation or rotting wood boards.
Over time, an insect or rodent presence in your crawlspace can lead to structural damage on your home because of the way pests interact with the environment around them, including gnawing on wood beams or destroying insulation.
Excess moisture buildup can be the result of a flood, plumbing leak, or a number of other humidity-related problems. After the cleanup of these disasters is over, moisture control for the future should be one of your top priorities. If you want to protect your home from a pest infestation, reach out to us here at Canady’s Termite & Pest Control and ask us about how our moisture control services can benefit you and your home.