Macon Pest Control: Moisture Barrier
During the spring and summer months, we all expect Macon’s weather to get extremely hot and humid. These temperatures can have a major effect on our home, creating unwanted moisture in our crawlspaces which can lead to excess water, mold, mildew, pests, and rust. A moisture barrier can be essential to avoiding these elements, as it’s utilized to block vapors and moisture in the soil from entering your crawlspace. Check out the benefits moisture barriers can have on your home below!
Moisture can have a major impact on the temperatures inside your home. Your HVAC unit or furnace may be running longer to help maintain the temperature inside, using more electricity and, in turn, increasing your electricity bill. When a moisture barrier is installed, it acts as a sealant, controlling moisture levels and easing the strain on your HVAC system. This helps your home become more energy efficient and save money on your energy bills.
The ideal environment for mold and mildew growth is an area with high moisture levels. If your crawlspace contains these levels, mold and mildew may be in your air system, which can be detrimental to you and your family’s health. Once a moisture barrier is installed, it reduces the moisture levels, preventing mold and mildew from forming.
Your crawlspace can affect the temperature of your home, making it too hot, cold, stuffy, or even too dry, depending on the weather. The moisture will absorb the warmth from your house or keep escaping, causing your HVAC or furnace to run too long. Once you install a moisture barrier, it will seal those spaces and keep moisture out of your crawlspace to help regulate the temperature inside your home.
Having an unsealed crawlspace is like an invitation to household pests and wildlife creatures! These pests will enter your crawlspace in search of food, water, and shelter, causing severe damage to your home and health in the process. If inside, rodents and other wildlife will chew through wood and electrical wires. While roaches and other insects utilize your crawlspace to gain access to your living areas, a moisture barrier will almost act as a shield, closing off your crawlspace and eliminating entry points for pests to get inside.
The last thing you want to deal with is hot temperatures inside your home during the Macon summers. If you are interested in moisture barriers or crawlspace enclosures, contact your local pest control company for an evaluation.