Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
You may not think to regularly check your crawl space. Most crawl spaces are not well protected and don’t get good airflow. As time passes in Columbia, moisture levels in your crawl space will wildly fluctuate. As the humidity levels shift, you may smell something musty in your crawl space. Mold and mildew grow when there are high moisture levels in your crawl space. A dehumidifier can decrease the moisture in a crawl space. This can help eliminate moisture in the air, breathe easier, and get rid of the chances of mold and mildew.
CAUSES OF CRAWL SPACE HUMIDITY
We go more in depth on our page for crawl space humidity but, briefly, crawl space humidity is caused by excess moisture both in the ground surrounding your crawl space as well as in the air. Columbia sees hot, humid summers and that outside air gets into your crawl space through vents and raises the relative humidity. Moisture in the soil will find ways to penetrate into your spaces unless they are sealed and even sealed crawl spaces will likely benefit from some kind of conditioning of the air within them.
Signs You Need a Dehumidifier in Your Crawl Space
Your crawl space needs a dehumidifier if you notice:
- Condensation on your windows
- High humidity levels
- Breathing difficulty in your house
- Water stains
- Warped floors
- Mildew or musty scents
If any of these symptoms appear in your crawl space, it’s time to contact the CNT Foundations contractors. We can install a dehumidifier in your crawl space as well as complete other services your foundation may need. Contact 803-667-4022 today to learn what your home may need.