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Crawl Space Control Services in Virginia Beach, VA

Pest and termites are in our name, but we are also your go-to for moisture control services. In areas as humid and wet as Virginia Beach, Newport News, and across Hampton Roads, it is essential for local homeowners to protect their properties from excessive moisture. Doing so can help you avoid the time, hassle, and expenses that come with water damage and pest issues

You are covered with Universal Pest & Termite. You can turn to us for crawl space cleaning, encapsulation, and dehumidifier installation. We can also install French drain systems and sump pumps and treat your home’s wooden structures for problematic fungi. Find out how we can safeguard your home. Reach out to discuss any of our Virginia Beach moisture control services and get a free estimate for your project. 

Call (757) 699-5166 or contact us online

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Methods for Controlling Your Home’s Moisture

What do our moisture control methods entail? 

You can find information about our varied offerings below:

  • Crawl space encapsulation: This involves sealing a crawl space area with a vapor barrier on the floor, walls, and ceiling. Doing so effectively prevents moisture from entering.
  • Crawl space dehumidifier: These devices pull excess moisture from the air in a crawl space. They are useful in areas with high humidity or homes with a history of moisture issues.
  • French drain: This moisture control system redirects water away from a home's foundation, preventing it from seeping into the lower levels of the house.
  • Sump pump: For homes at risk of flooding, a sump pump can be valuable. It pumps excess water out of a sump pit and away from a home.

In addition to the above, we can address issues with fungi that arise after flooding or a space’s prolonged exposure to moisture. You can count on our team to address the source of moisture, sanitize the affected area, and treat your home for fungi. 

Why Is Excessive Moisture a Problem for Homes?

Excessive moisture can be a significant problem for homes, especially in a place like coastal Virginia where we frequently experience high humidity and heavy rain. One of the biggest issues is structural damage. Water is notorious for rotting, decaying, and warping wood. This means high humidity, gradual water accumulation, and flooding can all compromise your home’s supporting structures. 

Other problems include:

  • Mold and mildew: Excessive moisture can create an ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive. This poses health risks to your household, as mold spores can cause respiratory issues. It also impacts your home’s aesthetic. 
  • Fungi: Fungi grow in moist areas. If your home has a fungal problem, it could cause extensive damage and compromise your household’s health. 
  • Pest infestations: Bugs and rodents like damp environments and are likelier to invade homes where they find ample moisture. 
  • Poor indoor air quality: High humidity levels impact indoor air quality, worsening respiratory conditions and decreasing your home’s comfort.
  • Damage to home furnishings and belongings: Moisture can damage furniture, carpets, and other belongings, necessitating costly replacements and repairs.
  • HVAC overloads: Excessive moisture can strain HVAC systems, leading to increased energy use and potential malfunctions.
  • Basement and crawl space issues: Coastal Virginia is prone to flooding and standing water, which can seep into basements and crawl spaces, causing water damage and other issues. 

For Moisture Control in Virginia Beach, Call Us!

Protect your home with our help at Universal Pest & Termite. Reach out to request a free estimate for any of our moisture control services. 

Call (757) 699-5166 or submit our online contact form with details about how we can assist you. 

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