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Moisture Control

Moisture Control

Moisture Control

Barnes Exterminating offers free inspections and estimates to detect any moisture, mold, mildew, and fungus in your home. We will place ground covers on the soil in your crawl space to reduce the amount of moisture evaporating into your home. Any excess moisture left in this area can lead to mildew and rot in the crawl space. It can also cause heavy condensation on your windows in the winter, mildew in the closets during the summer, and allergy problems due to molds which can grow in damp wood. We cover the crawl space with a polyethylene plastic barrier. It is normal to see water beads collecting under the plastic this is a sign that the barrier is working correctly, because the purpose of the plastic barrier is to reduce the surface area in which moisture evaporates.

We also utilize Timbor, a chemical that stops the growth of moisture, to spray in your basement or crawlspace as well as other wood destroying insects.

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Now Offering Santa Fe Dehumidifiers!

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Controlling humidity is one of the most important steps you can take in protecting your home, ensuring your comfort, and safeguarding your family’s health. Santa Fe provides a full line of high-capacity, energy-efficient, free-standing dehumidifiers that are designed and manufactured for the ultimate in humidity control for basements, crawlspaces, and any other inside spaces that deserve the best in humidity control.

Foundation Vents

Barnes Exterminating can also install foundation vents in your new home, which is another method of preventing moisture from developing in your home. Our vents are temperature controlled and open and close as needed to properly ventilate the crawl space area. The vents come with a 1 year warranty and are available in three different colors black, brown, and gray to best match your home's foundation. We offer replacement of original vents or installing new vents to the foundation. Call us today to learn more about our new home construction services.

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