Prevent moisture In your crawl space! Best Home & Property Services can help you fix your damp crawl space.
Have you noticed a musty odor or mold growth in your crawl space? Often these odors are also noticeable in your living space. These are signs of high humidity. One way to prevent moisture in a crawl space is to install a whole-home dehumidifier.
Excess crawl space moisture can be caused by:
- Standing water caused by poor drainage, a leak or condensation on pipes.
- Moisture evaporating directly from the ground.
- Outdoor air coming in through crawl space vents. Relative humidity (RH) is dependent upon the temperature, so RH might be closer to the saturation point indoors at cooler temperatures.
Once the sources of standing water are addressed, you can automatically eliminate excess humidity. It’s important to remove excess moisture in a crawl space. High humidity in your crawl space can damage items you store there, causing structural damage and affect the indoor air quality of your entire home.
Too much humidity can cause mold and mildew growth. These types of fungi cause a musty smell and ruin items like clothing, furniture, books and more. Mold can also cause wood to rot, resulting in structural damage.
Airborne mold and mildew spores can cause a host of health problems, such as asthma, allergies and sinus infections.
- Dust mites: These microscopic creatures can also cause asthma flare-ups as well as eczema.
- Rust: The metal on your tools, appliances and other items may rust faster.
“Elevated relative humidity at a surface—70 percent or higher—can lead to problems with mold, corrosion, decay and other moisture related deterioration. An elevated relative humidity in carpet and within fabrics can lead to dust mite infestation and mildew.” – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Prevent moisture in a crawl space and achieve total comfort in your home with dehumidification solutions. Our Whole-Home Dehumidifiers prevent crawlspace moisture as well as add the perfect level of moisture to your entire home.
Our Dehumidifiers are healthier and much easier to maintain than portables. There are no messy tanks to empty and no standing water, which could be contaminated with biological growth. Just simple, annual maintenance.
Find the right dehumidifier for you! Aprilaire offers whole-home dehumidifiers that meet every family’s needs. Ask us to recommend a solution that will remove the moisture in your crawl space and is right for your home.
Sedona – Dry Health Air For Your Home
The Sedona offers giant performance in a small package. It’s the world’s most efficient, high-performance dehumidifier, without a bulky heat exchange core. The Sedona easily fits in small crawl spaces, yet has a powerful blower to effectively dry large crawl spaces. Mold and mildew are common in crawl spaces, but the Sedona keeps the relative humidity below 55%, so mold won’t stand a chance. As a high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® certified dehumidifier, the Sedona removes more moisture (100 pints per day) for less electricity cost than conventional models.
The Sedona dehumidifier drains automatically and has a humidity sensor that monitors the air, so once it’s installed, there’s nothing else to do. Your crawl space will be drier and healthier – and so will the rest of your home too!
The basement or crawl space is part of the inside of a building as a whole. If there is high humidity and musty odors downstairs, it will affect the upstairs environment. Therefore, by drying your basement or crawl space, the Sedona will help your whole house to be drier and healthier!