Even though you don’t often see what is in your crawl space, that does not mean you should ignore it. In fact, 50% of the air you breathe on the first floor of your home comes from your crawl space. Below are a few of the benefits of having a crawl space dehumidifier.
Comfortable Living Environment
When your home’s crawl space is wet, it can cause the rest of your home to feel damp and sticky due to the humidity that builds. Owning a crawl space dehumidifier will control the amount of humidity collecting in your crawl space, creating a more comfortable living environment upstairs.
A crawl space dehumidifier controls the humidity in your home’s crawl space, making it possible to keep the temperature of your home desirable without overworking your AC unit. This will help control energy costs.
Rats, bugs, and dust mites love to live in a cold and wet environment. Having a dehumidifier creates a dry crawl space, keeping these unwanted pests out of your crawl space.
A damp crawl space can affect your home’s floor system, as wet wood will begin to grow mold and soften. This weak wood can affect the home’s structural integrity. Additionally, floor system supports can settle if the ground is wet, causing dips in the floor above. A dehumidifier keeps your crawl space dry and your home protected.
Call Mount Valley Foundation Services at 855- 279-9373 or click here to fill out a form to schedule a free crawl space inspection today.