613 E Lee Rd

Taylors, SC 29687

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(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

Crawl Space Insulation

Crawl space insulation is part of what makes a home more comfortable to live in. Insulation also increases its energy efficiency. If your home is built on a crawl space, there’s likely several feet of air between your toes and the ground. If the insulation in your crawl space has been affected by moisture or other issues, it can cause problems.

Symptoms of Crawl Space Insulation Problems

There are several indicators that your insulation is damaged. Here’s what to look for:

  • Homeowners often first notice something’s wrong by how cold their floors feel. Without insulation in properly place, there’s nothing other than your floor between you and the damp ground underneath your home.
  • Problems with mold or mildew are another symptom that moisture may be coming into your house from below. While fungi growth can be triggered by other issues, it’s frequently caused by moisture in the crawl space.
  • Homes with damaged or missing crawl space insulation are more costly to heat and cool. If your heating and cooling bills are on the rise, faulty insulation could be the culprit.

The first step to determining the condition of a home’s crawl space insulation is to do an inspection.

What We Look for in Crawl Space Insulation

First, insulation has to dry in order to be effective. Often, we find that high levels of moisture have compromised the insulation over time. Traditional insulation works a bit like a sponge — it’s fluffy and absorbent. If there’s a source of moisture rising up from the ground, seeping in from outside, or coming down from a cracked pipe, it’s just a matter of time until the insulation becomes saturated. Once it’s wet, the only solution is replacement. It’s easy to spot damp insulation as it sags down from the floor joists.

There are a number of factors that can cause the sheets of fiberglass batting to dislodge. If the insulation wasn’t properly attached when it was originally installed, it’s likely to detach more easily over time. Rodents and other pests that make their homes in crawl spaces can also play a role in insulation becoming dislodged. Finally, no matter how well it was originally installed, older insulation can start to sag or drop off entirely over time.

How We Solve Crawl Space Insulation Issues

If an inspection shows that high levels of moisture have degraded your insulation, steps need to be taken to eliminate the source of the elevated readings. The course of action we take will depend on where the moisture’s coming from. If water is seeping in from outside, installing a French drain or system for diverting the water away from entering the crawl space can be effective. Installing or modifying an existing crawl space ventilation system can improve the flow of air inside the space to assist in removing excess moisture.

Once the crawl space has been dried out, the old, damaged insulation can be removed. When it’s replaced with new insulation, many customers request that we install a moisture barrier to keep the new insulation clean and dry.

The Results of a Remediated Crawl Space

With the new insulation at work, the results can be felt immediately. Floors feel less chilly, and you can expect improvements in energy bills. Lower levels of moisture also help prevent outbreaks of mold and mildew that thrive in high-humidity environments. Pests like insects, snakes, and rodents will find your crawl space uninhabitable. Taking the time now to correct high levels of moisture and remediate compromised insulation results in benefits for homeowners for years to come.

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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
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Joseph Kody
Joseph Kody
00:08 11 Jul 18
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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
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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
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Daniel Kilpatrick
02:32 24 Dec 13