Greenville Pest Control

613 E Lee Rd
Taylors, SC 29687

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Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

Sat & Sund CLOSED

Contact Us

(864) 292-1919

613 E Lee Rd

Taylors, SC 29687

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Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

Sat & Sund CLOSED

Contact Us

(864) 292-1919

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Crawl Space Encapsulation

Moisture in your crawl space is an invitation to pests of all kinds, including termites, dust mites, carpenter ants, snakes, and rodents. Crawl space encapsulation eliminates the moisture that pests need to survive.

Crawl space moisture is particularly problematic because it causes wood rot, pest activity, and mildew and mold growth. Warm air rises, so the moisture in your crawl space is drawn up into the upper levels of the home, bringing humidity and odors with it. Encapsulation can take care of all of these problems.

What Can Cause Crawl Space Moisture?

Most crawl spaces are exposed to the dirt below the home, allowing moisture from the ground to seep into the crawl space — both into the air and into the sub-structure. If the crawl space isn’t sufficiently ventilated, surface condensation adds to the naturally-occurring moisture. This problem can be compounded by insufficient grading. When a home experiences a heavy rain, water can enter the crawl space.

When wood and other building materials are allowed to stay damp, mold, mildew, and termites thrive, causing costly structural damage to your home.

How Crawl Space Encapsulation Solves Moisture Issues

Encapsulation protects your crawl space from both the ground’s dampness and from humid outside air, preventing the problems that this moisture causes.

  • Crawl space encapsulation begins with a heavy, reinforced liner that covers the ground, walls, and supports. This liner prevents moisture from seeping in.
  • Next, we install a dehumidifier that will prevent air from stagnating.
  • If your home experiences special challenges with improper grading or drainage issues, we can install foundation drains.
  • A remote monitoring device allows you to keep tabs on humidity levels in your crawl space.

What You Need to Know

Just because something is permitted, doesn’t make it right. Many areas have building codes that permit vented crawl spaces with dirt floors, even though they’re proven to cause moisture problems.

Building experts recommend sealing. The preferred solution to moisture problems is encapsulation. It’s the most thorough prevention that exists today.

Mold spores can rise through through cracks into your home. Mold spores cause a variety of respiratory problems, including irritated throat and coughing. Those who are allergic can experience even more severe reactions. Encapsulation eliminates mold.

Fiberglass insulation, while great for insulating the upper walls of a home, can be problematic for crawl spaces. Fiberglass insulation absorbs moisture easily, creating a breeding ground for mold.

Encapsulation reduces your energy bills. Because encapsulation prevents excessive outside air from entering your home and serves to insulate it, you’ll see a savings on your energy bills.

Signs of Crawl Space Moisture Problems

Not sure if your crawl space has an issue with moisture? Here are a few things that can trigger or indicate a problem.

  • Insects, snakes, or rodents in the crawl space
  • During the winter, cold floors directly above the crawl space
  • Dirty and/or damp insulation in the crawl space
  • Fiberglass insulation lying on the floor of the crawl space
  • Wet areas on the crawl space floor
  • Mold or a moldy smell in the crawl space
  • Rotted wood in the crawl space

Encapsulation is a cost-effective way to prevent pest problems, improve air quality, protect from structural damage, and save money on energy.

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Thank you, Richard, for being very thorough and professional along with going above and beyond for the termite service! All at a very fair price! Keep hiring and training people with high standards. We don't see this today unfortunately. Kim was extremely helpful and very friendly too! I definitely recommend this company for all your pest concerns and problems!!
Wendy Logan Longmeyer
Wendy Logan Longmeyer
15:47 18 Sep 19
They are very good at what they do!. I moved into an older mobile home that had a bad roach problem. Contacted Putman they came right out. I have noticed a huge reduction in the roaches after just 1 visit. Signed up for the quarterly pest control, they came out free of charge before my next scheduled visit to treat again. I have no doubt my problem will soon be completely eliminated. (note: the previous tenants did nothing as far as pest control so it was a problem) The prices are very reasonable and the technician that comes out is beyond friendly and professional. He is also very knowledgeable and explained the whole process to me. Im glad I chose Putman and highly recommend them if you are in need of pest control services. They also treat the outside of the house. Thanks for your hard work!
Christine Myers
Christine Myers
18:36 16 Sep 19
I’ve been using Putman Pest Control for several years for my quarterly service and I’ve always been impressed their level of service and professionalism. Aaron is thorough, friendly and knowledgeable. He, Kim and the entire team have been very good to work with.
Yvonne Simpson
Yvonne Simpson
18:44 28 Aug 19
Very professional and polite in every encounter. I recomend highly.
Leslie Kaufman
Leslie Kaufman
04:12 29 Jun 19
Always great service and very professional! If there is ever any issue in between service they come back and take care of it. Love supporting a locally owned company!
andrea crider-watt
andrea crider-watt
01:10 28 Mar 19
Putman Peat Management has been providing service for us at 2 different houses over the last year 1/2. They have done a variety of projects for us from an initial termite/pest inspection to annual reinspections and installing new crawl space liner and vents. They were professional as well as personable in their service and reasonable in the coat of their work. Very happy to continue working with them.
Elizabeth Fountain
Elizabeth Fountain
16:17 25 Mar 19
When I bought my house, it hadn't been lived in for 3 years so the bugs had made it their home. Putman went above and beyond to make sure they all went away.Recently I had an issue with mice, and not only did they come out to take care of them, they came back out to remove the dead mouse under my house.Love this company, especially since it is local!
Elizabeth Hudson
Elizabeth Hudson
17:43 12 Feb 19
Our Tech Aaron always does a great job! He is very friendly, courteous, dependable and knowledgeable.
Richard Mott
Richard Mott
16:15 10 Feb 19
I cannot say enough great things about Marty Putman, and Putman Pest Management! I have been using them for over 15 years and the service is top notch! The customer service is outstanding, the pricing is competitive, and the pest control service is impeccable! I highly recommend using them if you aren’t currently!! You won’t be disappointed!!
Heather Benjamin
Heather Benjamin
17:17 01 Oct 18
All of the guys at Putman Pest Management are great! They have been helping us take care of our home for years. Give these guys a try!
William Stewart
William Stewart
00:36 21 Sep 18
These folks are the best! Super friendly techs, great customer service, and quality work. I definitely recommend them!
Chelsea O'Malley
Chelsea O'Malley
13:40 13 Sep 18
Professional, prompt service. Marty and Richard are courteous, friendly and knowledgeable! After treating our home initially, Richard called us every year around our anniversary date to schedule an annual maintenance check, without our having to keep up with it. He arrived on time, inspected the entire crawl space thoroughly and even alerted us to small non-pest-related maintenance issues (insulation which needing tacking back up, etc.) We appreciate Putman's excellent service and commitment to keeping our home safe from pests and other problems. Call them before getting quotes from anyone else. They are top-notch.
P BENNETT
P BENNETT
18:12 19 Aug 18
On time as promised, through inspection, va discount.GOOD job. I would recommend.GB
George Bryson
George Bryson
18:08 26 Jul 18
Putman Pest is always reliable with easy scheduling, inspections, and repair work. Competitive pricing and I trust them with anything and everything. Couldn't do my job without them!
Graham Rogers
Graham Rogers
17:47 20 Jul 18
Paul was professional and personable! Everyone from the Putnam Pest Management firm lives up to this work ethic. Thank you one and all! You have a dedicated client.
Cynthia S
Cynthia S
16:29 20 Jul 18
Super people super service.
Joseph Kody
Joseph Kody
00:08 11 Jul 18
Always great and reliable service!
Marc Workman
Marc Workman
18:55 17 Apr 18
We have been using Putnam Pest Management for almost a year now and have not had any problems. Very nice people to deal with and we are going to sign up soon for Termite Preventitive.
Amy Brown
Amy Brown
14:53 21 Mar 18
Professional and punctual! Great service and price!
Amy Lynn
Amy Lynn
19:37 20 Mar 18
We have used this company on both a personal and professional level. Their quality of service is second to none. You can count on this team to get the job done right and in a timely manner every time. Thank you!
Candid Home Inspections LLC
Candid Home Inspections LLC
18:36 19 Feb 18
We have done business with Putman Pest Management for years. We have used their pest control services, termite inspection services, and moisture control service. Their services has always met or exceeded my expectations. We will continue to do business with this company and would highly recommend them!
Ben Davis
Ben Davis
16:24 21 Aug 15
Local family owned business, right prices, good service, what more can you ask for?
Daniel Kilpatrick
Daniel Kilpatrick
02:32 24 Dec 13