Many pests are attracted to moisture in homes. A vapor barrier is the first line of defense against water vapor that otherwise penetrate your walls, floors, ceiling, etc. Vapor barriers are plastic liners that help reduce the amount of moisture and condensation in your property, typically in crawl spaces. Not only does a vapor barrier keep cold air and moisture out, but it also reduces the risk of pest problems and prevents wood rot, mold, and mildew. The team at Russell’s Pest Control is proud to provide industry-leading vapor barrier services here in Knoxville TN, from installation to replacement.
When Should I Replace My Vapor Barrier?
If you already have a vapor barrier in your home, there are several indicators that signal it could be time for a replacement:
- Outdated barrier. Over the past decades, different materials have been used as vapor barriers. Russell’s installs the industry’s best material.
- Damage. Any rips or holes in your existing vapor barrier can sometimes be patched, but often a new vapor barrier installation is the best solution.
- Pest infestation. Certain pests, especially rodents, can wreak havoc on your existing vapor barrier. It’s best to get vapor barrier services after an infestation.
- Mold & mildew. If you have noticed moisture areas throughout your home, including window condensation or softwood, you may need a replacement.
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How Long Does a Vapor Barrier Last?
The good news is that a functioning barrier can last a very long time. Our crawl space vapor barrier installers use top-of-the-line equipment and materials to ensure your new vapor barrier is set up to last years. Our vapor barriers can last more than 20 years, ensuring your home is protected for decades. You will have peace of mind knowing your home is safe from moisture issues that could lead to pest infestations, rotting wood, and mold problems.
Comprehensive Vapor Barrier Installation
Moisture can be very damaging to your home for a number of reasons. Whether you need to repair your vapor barrier in your crawl space or are looking to install a brand new one, our vapor barrier services are guaranteed to work. Contact our residential vapor barrier installers today to learn how we can keep your home free of moisture—and pests!Back to Residential Pest Control
Vapor Barrier Services in Knoxville TN
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