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Problem Signs of Moisture In Your Home

This summer sure has been a wet one! With all the extra rain we’ve experienced this season, it’s important to make sure your home is moisture-free as we head into fall. While moisture in your home can cause a whole list of problems if ignored, most pests are attracted to it. Don’t worry – our team here at Best Home & Property Service wants your home to be pest-free this fall and that means eliminating moisture problems in your home. That’s why our pest control experts have compiled a list of signs that your home has a moisture problem. 

Ceiling Water Stains 

One of the most evident ways you can tell your home has a moisture problem is water stains on the ceiling. These stains are most likely caused by a leaking pipe in the ceiling. Many are tempted to just cover the eyesore with paint, but we suggest NOT doing that. 

Rotten Wood

If you notice wood in your home starting to rot, this is a clear indication that you have a moisture problem. Wet, rotten wood is the perfect meal for termites which can lead you to even more problems with your home. 

Sticky Doors & Windows

Added moisture in between the cracks and crevices of your doors and window can cause them to feel stuck and require more force to open. If you’re having a harder time opening and closing your windows and doors, then a moisture problem is possible. 

Visible Mold or Mildew & Musty Odors

While there are many different types of mold and mildew that can be present, they all shouldn’t be ignored! You may notice a sour or musty smell, this can be a clear sign of a moisture problem even if you don’t see any visual evidence. 

While these are just a few signs of moisture problems, if you think you may have a moisture problem it’s best to call just to be safe. Moisture is what most pests are attracted to so ignoring signs of moisture could lead to you sharing your home with a few unwanted guests. If you think you have a moisture or pest problem, our team here at Best Home & Property Service is more than happy to help! Don’t hesitate to give us a call!

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