moisture control services
A moisture build-up inside your home or business is always cause for concern. Water is the single-most long-term destructive force in the indoor environment, which includes any moisture issue, large or small. Moisture may develop gradually, or occur suddenly, and needs to be mitigated as soon as it’s discovered. Moisture will quickly destroy your home and lead to costly repairs. AdvantacClean of Kingwood offers moisture control appointments to solve any moisture issue your home may encounter. Whether you have crawl space moisture, basement moisture, or attic moisture, AdvantaClean is trained and prepared to tackle the situation and develop a strategy to mitigate the moisture. Unfortunately, you may also develop a mold problem before you notice the moisture issue. Mold needs moisture and doesn’t require sunlight, so mold growth can happen anywhere and become detrimental to your home in a short matter of time. AdvantaClean of Kingwood employs Certified Mold Inspectors and Certified Mold Remediators who will resolve both your moisture issue and mold growth.
the concern over crawlspace moisture
A crawl space is an area between the bottom floor and ground in homes that were not built on a slab foundation. Crawl space moisture often goes unnoticed as they are typically rarely entered by the homeowner. Crawl spaces are magnets for moisture which quickly leads to mold growth, and you may not know you have crawlspace moisture until the damage it causes becomes apparent and severe. Red flags for crawl space moisture include:
- Hardwood floors “cupping”
- Mold growth
- A musty or moldy odor wafting upward into the living space
- Damp and Saggy insulation
Crawlspace moisture has various causes, all of which need to be discovered and resolved. Some crawl space conditions to keep an eye on include leaking HVAC systems or ducts, rainwater seeping in during a storm, and sometimes animal occupancy of the crawl space. These conditions become increasingly common and detrimental if you have an exposed dirt floor, or your vapor barrier is torn and tattered from age.
AdvantaClean of Kingwood offers a plethora of options to mitigate crawlspace moisture, including:
- Installation of a vapor barrier
- Crawl space encapsulation
- Installation of dehumidifiers
- Installation of a sump pump
basement moisture & proper ventilation
Basement moisture is a terrible moisture issue to tackle yourself, as they are mostly unfinished and underground. At AdvantaClean of Kingwood, we are highly trained at the first step of moisture control-finding the source.
Basement moisture builds-up for assorted reasons, including:
- Rainwater seeping in during a storm
- Insufficient air circulation or air conditioning
- Inadequate landscaping to divert groundwater
AdvantaClean offers solutions to your basement moisture such as:
- Basement waterproofing
- Installation of a sump pump
- Installation of a dehumidifier
will attic moisture affect the health of my home?
Attics are often used as convenient storage spaces and little else, meaning they are unnoticed moisture hangouts. Most people don't bother to or don't know they need to give their attics proper cleaning and maintenance. If it's been awhile since you've looked around your attic, now may be a good time to take a peek. Attic moisture grows attic mold that can wreak havoc on your home and create costly repairs.
Sources of attic moisture include:
- Improper or lack of proper ventilation
- Bathroom fans or kitchen fans venting into the attic space
- Leaking HVAC systems or vents
- Roof leaks
- Lack of proper attic insulation
If you suspect or discover moisture issues in your home, call AdvantaClean of Kingwood today to schedule your moisture control appointment. We’ll discuss the process from start to finish, and keep you up to date on our findings and solutions, including mold remediation if needed.