Even the most meticulous housekeepers can overlook a moisture problem that is developing in an unseen area of the home. It’s important to regularly inspect your property for signs of a water leak or moisture issue, because several other problems can quickly develop as a result.
Moisture is the number one reason mold and bacteria thrive in your home. We’re not just talking about ambient humidity, either. You don’t have to live in a swamp to develop a moisture, mold, and bacteria problem in your home! If a pipe is leaking in a hidden place, if water tends to pool somewhere in the basement, or a plumbing event left subflooring or walls damp… You can have a moisture problem. And that will invite the growth of mold and bacteria.
Moisture attracts pests. Like us, rodents and insects prefer to live near a reliable water source. So if you have moisture problems, you will probably have pest control problems. Roaches, termites, silverfish, spiders, mice, rats, and other pests will move right in and set up house. If you want to prevent pests from choosing your home in the first place, don’t provide them with a water supply. However, once they’ve moved in, simply fixing the moisture problem probably won’t force them out. You’ll need professional pest control services for that.
Moisture contributes to health problems. Moisture helps mold to grow, which can worsen asthma, allergy attacks, and other common health problems. You can also suffer a severe reaction to certain types of mold poisoning. Then, of course, you must also worry about bacteria and even viruses that are spread by insects.
If it’s too late, and you already have a pest control situation to deal with, give us a call. We can eradicate your roaches, termites, or other pests while a licensed contractor and/or plumber addresses the moisture situation. Knock out the pests, then fix the environment that invited them, and we can keep your family safe and healthy.