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Moisture Control & Home Services For Columbia & Lexington Homes

Moisture is one of the leading factors contributing to property damage, termite and pest infestation, mold, fungi, and other problems that can be devastating to South Carolina homes. Moisture control services can help prevent mold growth, wood rot, insect damage, disease transmission, and swelling while simultaneously increasing your home’s energy efficiency. 

Your home is your most important investment. Don’t leave yourself at risk for the problems excess moisture brings: contact the professionals at The Original Bugman for help. The professionals at Original Bugman provide South Carolina homeowners with numerous moisture control and home services that help regulate moisture within homes, eliminating existing moisture problems while helping seal and protect your home for the future. 

Moisture Control Solutions From The Original Bugman

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The Original Bugman offers numerous moisture control solutions customized to handle any situation. Our moisture control services include:

Ventilation Systems

The crawl space of your Columbia, SC area home is one of the most vulnerable areas for moisture problems to develop, and water damage in the crawl space can lead to numerous harmful complications over time. Ventilation systems help regulate moisture levels within the crawl space using a mix of fans, vapor barriers, and ventilation improvements.


Original Bugman uses the Temp-Vent® system to protect crawl spaces in homes across the Midlands area of South Carolina. Temp-Vent minimizes moisture build-up over time, preventing rot, water damage, mold, mildew, fungi, and other hazards from developing inside your home’s foundation.

Temp-Vent® is a powered vent system works by encasing the vents in your crawl space with small fans that create negative pressure so that air is drawn in through the foundation, helping dry it in the process. Powered vents are installed on one side of the foundation with open, non-powered vents on the opposite side. Temp-Vent® boasts quick and effective moisture control, and it has become one of the most trusted names in moisture control across the nation.


Certain areas of your home naturally attract moisture problems. In these moisture-rich areas, The Original Bugman deploys home dehumidifiers that can dry up these areas, minimizing your risk for mold, mildew, and pest problems to develop and saving on overall energy consumption. 

Vapor Barriers

Vapor barriers are a type of damp proofing that resists moisture from diffusing through the wall, floor, crawl space, and other vulnerable areas of your home. Original Bugman uses 6 mil (.006-inch thick) polyethylene sheeting material to protect your home’s most vulnerable areas from moisture build-up and diffusion.


a crawl space before vapor barrier treatment


a crawl space after vapor barrier treatment


Drain Systems

Over time, ground and surfaces in and around your home can become oversaturated, filling low points until water pressure builds up enough to create cracks and holes. We use drain systems to regulate moisture levels inside vulnerable areas of your home by automatically pumping out moisture as it collects in these areas. These types of systems are especially helpful for homes that have experienced groundwater flooding. 

Fungus & Mold Treatments

Fungus and mold develop over time in moisture-damaged wood, creating numerous health hazards and property damage in the process. The Original Bugman provides mold and fungal treatments that can give you better long-term air quality by not only killing active mold and fungi within your home but also creating a persistent barrier that will help prevent these problems from developing in the future.

Insulation Removal & Replacement

Insulation is an essential to keep dry air in and water out. Like any other part of your house, your insulation will degrade over time as it is exposed to the elements, eventually creating holes where moisture and other harmful elements could get inside. The Original Bugman can remove damaged or worn insulation around your home and replace it so that your defenses are never down when it comes to moisture infiltration. 


Moisture Control Is What We Do

Moisture wreaks havoc on homes, destroying property and creating opportunities for pests to invade. As part of our commitment to protecting our community against these types of problems, our professional technicians at The Original Bugman undergo thorough training in the field of moisture control so that we can help homeowners find lasting solutions to protect their homes and their families.


Problems Moisture Causes

Excessive moisture leads to problems that can be hazardous both to your health and to the health of your home. South Carolina’s hot, humid climate makes these problems even more pronounced, and can easily lead to air quality problems that can have a huge impact on the people living inside the affected home. 

Problems that moisture causes include:

  • Leaks

  • Rotting or damaged wood

  • Development of mold, mildew and fungi

  • Increased pest activity, especially termites

  • Reduced air quality

  • Reduced quality of life and health hazards

  • Irritation to those with asthma, allergies, or other conditions

  • Costly structural damage

  • And more!

When moisture builds, problems follow. Don’t leave your home unprotected: eliminate existing moisture from your home now while preventing it tomorrow with the help of the experts at The Original Bugman. Contact us today to get started!


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