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

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Crawl Space Moisture Barriers

Although it’s easy to forget about your crawl space since you don’t spend time underneath your home, it plays a significant part in your home’s well-being. A crawl space that’s kept dry is essential for structural stability. Moisture barriers are one way to protect your crawl space from moisture that could damage your home.

Why It’s Important to Protect Your Crawl Space Against Moisture

Crawl spaces are traditionally set on dirt floors, where natural moisture rises up into the sub-structure. Moisture in a crawl space creates a host of problems for homeowners.

  1. Health Problems — Over 40% of the air in your home is drawn from your crawl space. Dust mites and mold spores travel with this air up into the living areas of your home, creating respiratory problems, eye irritation, and headaches. For those who have a sensitivity or an allergy, these problems are worse.
  2. Damage to Your Sub-Structure — The wood in the sub-structure of your home begins to rot when condensation seeps in. Over time, wood begins to deteriorate, causing structural damage. Compounding this issue significantly, termites thrive in moist, humid environments. As they eat away at your wood, it quickly becomes unstable.
  3. High Energy Bills — Humidity rises with the air from the crawl space into the upper levels of the home where you and your family live. When you combat high humidity in your home with air conditioning, your energy bill rises.
  4. Pests — Other pests like snakes and rodents enjoy living in humid crawl spaces. If you leave them to thrive, you may experience high numbers of pests.

Vapor Barriers Prevent the Problems that Come With Moisture in Crawl Spaces

To prevent moisture from rising through the ground into your crawl space, consider installing a moisture barrier, also called a vapor barrier. This polyethylene sheeting helps to lower wood moisture content to an acceptable level. Be sure to use a sufficiently thick mil to prevent tears. We use 6 mil poly for our customers.

Vapor Barriers Help Preserve Home Value

When you’re thinking about the cost of installing a vapor barrier, remember that it protects the value of your home. Although you may not want to sell your home in the immediate future, a vapor barrier will keep your crawl space free from damage that will cause buyers to pass on your home when you’re ready to sell. More importantly, structural damage generated by moisture and termites is costly to repair. Here are a few benefits that will pay off in the value of your home.

  • Energy Efficiency — Vapor barriers help improve the energy efficiency of your home. Because the amount of warm, humid air is reduced, you won’t have to run the air conditioner as frequently.
  • Elimination of Odors — When pests are living under your home, they create a nasty smell. That odor is drawn up into the living areas of your home along with the air. By installing a vapor barrier, you’ll be helping to prevent pest colonies underneath your home.
  • Mold Prevention — Mold is an immediate red flag to home buyers. We’ve all read horror stories of how mold can impact a home, and no one wants to risk getting into a situation where mold is present. Although there are a variety of different types of molds with varying danger levels to human health, most people are keen to avoid all types of mold. Vapor barriers help to prevent mold growth.
  • Preservation of Wooden Sub-Structure — A damaged sub-structure can significantly decrease the value of your home. If termites or wood rot has taken over, repairs are expensive. Vapor barriers will help to reduce moisture to levels that are not desirable for pests, where water isn’t sitting on the wood.

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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