Fungus & Moisture Control
When moisture builds up in a crawl space, it is absorbed into the wood and foundation of the home. Fungal spores begin to grow and thrive when there is high humidity, and when spores of wood-decay fungi are activated by excessive moisture, they grow root-like structures called hyphae, which grow into the wood and break down the fibers that give wood its strength. Termite infestations are also more likely in moist, unventilated areas. Foundation moisture, wood-decay fungi, and termites and other wood destroying insects can all cause extensive damage to your home within just a few years.
Signs of a Moisture Problem
Mildew and musty odors
Peeling paint and wallpaper
Sticking doors and windows
Wood rot or sagging floors
Bama Exterminating Innovative Solutions
We have a moisture control program that includes several components to assist you in providing effective protection from excessive moisture in your home. Your treatment may include:
An odorless liquid treatment of Borate is applied to all exposed wood in the crawl space, in and around areas where there is wood-decay fungi. Borates assist in the prevention of future wood-decay fungal growth when moisture levels increase.