Moisture problems are a leading cause of pests making their way inside a property. Most pests are attracted to humid, moist environments, and can easily seek out areas of your home that provide this for them!
Up to 50% of the air in your household can flow upwards from a crawl space, which is why it’s so important to keep this space as dry and tidy as possible.
While there are many methods to keep moisture out of your crawl space, encapsulation is regarded as one of the most effective methods. Western Exterminator, formerly Pratt Pest provides crawl space encapsulation installation services to keep our clients safe from pests.
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All About Crawl Space Encapsulation
Encapsulation is extremely effective in preventing moisture issues in a property. When encapsulating a crawl space, a heavyweight barrier, which is typically made of polyethylene, is installed to cover the entire area, including the floors, walls, and even the ceiling.
Once the space is properly covered, a dehumidifier will be installed to help regulate and control the moisture levels in the crawl space. Once the source of the problem is eliminated, your entire home can stay at ideal moisture levels!
Benefits of Encapsulating Your Crawl Space
If your home has moisture issues, it may seem overwhelming to know how to fix them. Excess moisture in the house is extremely attractive to a number of pests, who thrive on humid, moist environments to live and reproduce. For this reason and more, crawl space encapsulation can make a big difference! Some further benefits of this service includes:
- Improves air quality throughout the entire home, making for a more comfortable living environment.
- Reduces risk of fungi or mold problems that contribute to structural damage.
- Improves energy efficiency in the property.
- Creates an inhospitable area for pests and, more importantly, wood-destroying insects such as termites.
Professional Crawl Space Encapsulation Services
The team at Western Exterminator will do whatever it takes to keep pests out of your home, which is why we’re happy to offer crawl space encapsulation services. If you think your home suffers from humid conditions, it’s time to consider your options before you have a pest problem. Call us today to learn more!