MOISTURE CONTROL-DES MOINES
Moisture is a highly destructive force in the indoor environment and needs to be mitigated as soon as it is found. It can develop gradually or occur suddenly; either case can cause expensive damage to the structure of your home, potentially even mold. AdvantaClean of Des Moines provides moisture control appointments to find the source of the moisture issue and begin the mitigation process. Moisture can build-up inside your crawl space, basement or attic as these areas are typically dark, enclosed and under ventilated. Many homeowners are not aware of the moisture issue until severe damage is done. Mold is a prevalent concern in these situations, as mold needs moisture to grow, and it only takes a little bit of moisture to feed mold.
HOW DOES CRAWLSPACE MOISTURE AFFECT YOU?
A crawlspace is an area between the bottom floor and ground of homes without a slab foundation. Crawl space moisture often goes unnoticed for extended periods of time as many homeowners rarely enter them. It is not unusual for a serviceman to discover the crawlspace moisture for them. This may be an HVAC technician if the air handler is located in the crawl space, or if your house is on the market, it could be a home inspector who reports the moisture issue. The warning signs of crawl space moisture include:
- Hardwood floors coming up
- Odors in the home
- Soiled Insulation
Crawlspace moisture can come from several different sources like leaking HVAC systems or ducts, rainwater seepage, lack of ventilation and sometimes animal occupancy. Crawl space moisture is escalated by lack of a vapor barrier or a vapor barrier that is torn and tattered with age.
AdvantaClean of Des Moines offers several solutions for crawlspace moisture such as:
- Installation of a vapor barrier
- Crawlspace encapsulation
- Installation of dehumidifiers
- Installation of a sump pump
HAVE UNWANTED MOISTURE THROUGHOUT YOUR HOME?
Basement moisture is widespread and made worse if your basement is entirely underground and unfinished. Discovering the source of your basement moisture is the most important step in a moisture control appointment. Fortunately, our technicians are skilled at diagnosing the cause of your moisture issue.
Basement moisture sources include:
- Rainwater seepage
- Insufficient air circulation or air conditioning
- Inadequate landscaping to divert groundwater
AdvantaClean of Des Moines provides multiple options to mitigate your basement moisture including:
- Basement waterproofing
- Installation of a sump pump
- Installation of a basement dehumidifier
Attics are mostly unused and unthought of areas of the home, which causes attic moisture to go unnoticed and unmitigated. Attics are frequently used as convenient storage spaces, but they are much more than that. Attics hold portions of your HVAC system and the majority of your house's insulation. It's important that you provide your attic with the proper maintenance and care that is required. Attic moisture can also grow mold that spreads quickly and needs expensive repairs.
Causes of attic moisture include:
- Improper or lack of proper ventilation
- Bathroom or kitchen fans that vent into the attic
- Leaky HVAC systems
- Roof leaks
- Lack of proper insulation
If you've found or are concerned about attic moisture plaguing your home, AdvantaClean of Des Moines is trained and prepared to offer you moisture control and mitigation. Call us today to schedule an appointment and learn about all your options.
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