moisture control services
Moisture in your home or business is a problem as soon as it occurs. It may develop suddenly, or gradually, but as soon as you become aware of excessive moisture building up in any area of the home, it is vital that you have it mitigated before it destroys the structure of the building and becomes costly to repair. You may need a moisture control appointment for crawl space moisture, basement moisture, or attic moisture. Wherever it is occurring, AdvantaClean of Ellis County is trained to determine the source and mitigate the problem. Moisture issues are especially damaging to buildings when they cause mold to grow. Mold needs moisture to grow and doesn't need sunlight to live. This makes it a prevalent problem in dark and damp areas.
what does crawlspace moisture look like?
Crawlspaces, an area found between the bottom floor of some homes and buildings and the ground below, are literal hotbeds for moisture problems. They are dark and tucked away, so many people are unaware of the problem until it becomes obvious in the living areas. Look out for the following warning signs:
- Hardwood floors “cupping”
- Mold growth in the crawlspace
- A musty odor is wafting upward into the home.
- Damp and saggy insulation
Crawlspace moisture can be caused by leaking HVAC systems or ducts, rain water entering the crawlspace during a storm, or even animal urination. Crawlspace moisture is especially common if there is an exposed dirt floor. All of these moisture issues can quickly lead to damages inside the home and mold growth. Resolve the problem swiftly, and save yourself the headache of crawlspace moisture.
AdvantaClean offers the following options to mitigate crawlspace moisture:
- Installation of a vapor barrier
- Crawlspace encapsulation
- Installation of dehumidifiers
- Installation of a sump pump
are you concerned about basement moisture?
Basement moisture can be difficult to deal with, as most basements are unfinished and below ground level. The first step is always finding the cause of the basement moisture; fortunately, our technicians are skilled at diagnosing the source.
Basement moisture occurs for several reasons, including:
- Rain water leaking in during a storm
- Insufficient air circulation or air conditioning
- Insufficient landscaping to divert ground water
AdvantaClean of Ellis County is expert at mitigating moisture issues and offers solutions such as:
- Basement waterproofing
- Installation of a sump pump
- Installation of a basement dehumidifier
attic moisture is due to poor ventilation
Attic moisture often goes unnoticed, as they are out of the way and mostly unthought of. Typically used as storage areas, attics are rarely given the proper cleaning and maintenance they need to stay healthy. If it's been a while since you've inspected the attic, it may be worth your while to take a peek. Attic moisture is very serious and often leads to mold growth.
Attics are more than just convenient storage spaces. Many attics also house portions of your HVAC system and the majority of your home's insulation.
Causes of attic moisture include:
- Improper or lack of proper ventilation
- Bathroom fans or kitchen fans venting into the attic space
- Leaking HVAC systems
- Roof leaks
- Lack of proper attic insulation
If you’re concerned about moisture issues in your attic, call AdvantaClean today to schedule a moisture control appointment. We will keep you informed of our findings every step of the way, and offer the best solutions to your problem, including mold remediation if needed.