Don’t Let Moisture Ruin Your Home – Book Crawl Space Control Services With Smash Pest Control

Some homeowners fall victim to the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality when it comes to home maintenance. The crawl space is one of the areas of the home that often gets overlooked. However, a humid, rotted, or moldy crawl space can affect the air quality throughout your living space.

Too much moisture in the crawl space promotes the circulation of bacteria, dust, and other pollutants, and is an attraction for unwanted pests. If you have concerns about the moisture level in your crawl space, schedule a free crawl space control estimate with Smash Pest Control to see if our crawl space moisture control services are right for you.

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What Is a Crawl Space?

The crawl space is an unfinished area of the home that is typically situated between the ground and the first floor. It gets its name because it is usually too small in size to serve as a livable space and the only way to get around it is to crawl. In many homes, the crawl space is the main access point for HVAC systems, electrical wiring, and plumbing.

How Do I Deal with Moisture in My Crawl Space?

You’ve searched “crawl space moisture control near me” only to be led to varied results and solutions. What now? Well, why not shift the burden to us?

Smash Pest Control is the leading provider of crawl space encapsulation, crawl space insulation services, vapor barrier installation, animal exclusion, fungus remediation, crawl space waterproofing, and pathogen sanitation in Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding communities.

Our licensed and insured technicians will take proper care when visiting your home. You can count on our team to thoroughly inspect, recommend, and execute any of your desired home pest control service and crawl space-related needs.

Crawl Space Service & Control Near White House, TN & Beyond: Count On Us for Solutions

Our crawl space services include:

  • Crawl space encapsulation. We create a barrier that covers the ground and walls of the crawl space with a vapor barrier. If necessary, we will also treat the ceiling to further protect the crawl space from outdoor air and humidity.
  • Fungus remediation. If your crawl space has had an ongoing moisture problem, it’s more likely that we’ll find mold and another form of fungi during our inspection. Certain types of fungi – like black mold – produce toxic, microscopic spores that can be hazardous to your health. If we find mold, we’ll clean it up and take steps to prevent it from coming back.
  • Pathogen sanitation. Simply removing mold and toxic pathogens isn’t enough to keep you safer. The wisest course is to have the area thoroughly disinfected to eliminate any lingering spores.
  • Insulation and vapor barrier services. A poorly insulated crawl space is susceptible to changes in temperatures. You may find that your crawl space is more humid in the spring and summer, or you could spot patches of ice in the area during the winter months.
  • Animal exclusion. Pest control and animal exclusion go hand-in-hand. We’re not setting you up for long-term success if we treat the problem but don’t take the time to determine how the critters got access to your home or business in the first place.
  • Crawl space waterproofing. Crawl space waterproofing shifts the focus to the exterior of your home – as opposed to encapsulation which involves treating the interior of the area.
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What Causes Moisture in the Crawl Space?

The crawl space’s proximity to the ground makes it vulnerable to moisture. When there’s poor drainage around the house, water from the gutters and downspouts can pool and seep into the walls at the base of your home. A leak could also be the source of your moisture problem if your crawl space houses plumbing or HVAC equipment.

Another common cause is overgrown vegetation near the foundation. The foliage may offer a little curb appeal, but it can contribute to moisture issues – and be a beacon for rodents, insects, and other home intruders too.

Fortunately, we handle pest control services and crawl space assistance, so you can make us your one-stop shop for it all. Call now or reach out online to schedule.

What Are the Signs of Moisture Problems in the Crawl Space?

Water can do a lot of damage to the structure of your home if it’s not protected. The good news here is that water leaves plenty of evidence of its destruction – as long as you can recognize the signs, that is.

Symptoms of an unhealthy crawl space include:

  • Musty odors
  • Visible mold
  • Sloping, bouncy floors
  • Falling insulation
  • Cracked drywall
  • Water in crawlspace
  • Fungus on floor joists
  • Sagging joists
  • Inadequate sump pump
  • Bad air quality

Will Crawl Space Encapsulation Keep Pests Out?

Crawl space encapsulation alone won’t stop pests from getting into your home, but it can be a vital part of pest management. A damp crawl space is a strong draw for pests so they may be encouraged to find alternative lodging by reducing moisture. Ask your technician if you should consider adding crawl space encapsulation to your pest prevention plan.

We Can Fix Your Crawl Space Problems

We are licensed, insured, and ready to take care of your crawl space problems! Schedule your free estimate today. We will never attempt to over-sell you or overstate your problems. If you want an honest assessment of your crawlspace, call the professionals at Smash Pest Control at 615-551-4029 or reach out to us online.


We provide services for animal exclusion as well as dealing with all those smaller pests, so don’t hesitate to give us a call for every residential or commercial pest issue.