Greenville Pest Control

613 E Lee Rd
Taylors, SC 29687

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Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm

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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

Foundation Ventilation

 

Your foundation is arguably the most important part of your home. If your foundation is compromised through moisture damage, the entire structure of your home is also susceptible to damage. For this reason, foundation ventilation should be a priority for homeowners.

Why It’s Important to Protect Your Foundation From Moisture

Moisture that’s allowed to sit around the foundation creates a variety of problems. First and foremost, it can enter and expand cracks, as mentioned. Beyond this, water can seep into your crawl space, where it accelerates mold growth and wood rot, and where it serves as a water source for pests like termites, rodents, and snakes. Here’s why it’s important to protect your foundation from moisture.

  1. Prevent Structural Damage — Wood and water don’t mix well. When wood sits in moisture, it begins to rot. Over time, your sub-structure starts to deteriorate. Combining with moisture damage is the impact of termites. Termites thrive in moist, humid environments, and as they eat away at your wood, the damage compromises your sub-structure.
  2. Avoid Mold — Mold colonies expand quickly in moist areas where they have access to wood and insulation, making your crawl space an ideal habitat.
  3. Protect From Pests — Water attracts pests of all kinds, including snakes and rodents. Allowed to thrive, pests can do their own damage to your home.

More on Mold

Why is mold in your crawl space such a problem? Although most homeowners never go into their crawl spaces, mold can seriously affect human health. Mold spores can easily travel through the air as it rises up from the crawl space into the upper levels of your home, where you and your family live.

Mold spores can cause a variety of physical symptoms, including coughing, headaches, and eye irritation. For people who have allergies, these symptoms can be severe.

The presence of mold can also affect your home’s value. If mold isn’t dealt with, it can impact the stability of the wood in your sub-structure. And home buyers don’t want to find out that there’s a mold problem in a house they’re considering.

How Foundation Ventilation Works to Prevent Moisture

Standard vents are inadequate for the humid South. They simply allow more humid air into the crawl space. Auto Temp-Vents are a solution that operate automatically, reacting to the air temperature to facilitate the flow of air. These vents allow air to flow but don’t allow pests to enter.

If your home requires extra venting power, we recommend Powered Temp-Vents. They’re designed for areas that need a higher rate of airflow and for areas that are hard to vent. These vents, while extremely effective, don’t demand much electricity, keeping your energy bill low.

We also install new openings for additional vents in the foundation if they’re needed. And we add foundation vent wells to prevent vents from accumulating dirt and debris.

Foundation Ventilation Protects Your Home

Foundation ventilation is an important step to protect your home from a variety of threats, from mold to termites to wood rot. Combined with a moisture barrier or encapsulation, it can give you peace of mind that your crawl space is safe from moisture and humidity.

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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