Humidity and condensation in your crawl space can be a disastrous combination. Excess moisture leads to mold growth, mildew, wood rot, and foul odors, causing serious issues to your home’s health, air quality, and overall value.
At AquaGuard Foundation Solutions, we understand high humidity not only creates problems underneath your home but can also lead to problems inside. While a crawl space dehumidifier is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to regulating crawl space moisture, our Atlanta crawl space dehumidifier installation company specializes in helping Georgia homeowners eliminate crawl space humidity problems.
Do I Need a Dehumidifier in My Crawl Space?
If your crawl space humidity level is consistently above 40-50%, a crawl space dehumidifier could make a dramatic positive impact on your home’s air quality. Thanks to the stack effect, which explains why the air in your crawl space gets pulled into the upper levels of your home, you can count on high crawl space humidity negatively impacting the overall air quality of your home.
Aside from measuring specific humidity humidity levels, here are some other ways you can tell your crawl space has moisture issues:
- Mold and mildew growth
- Musty odors throughout the home
- Sinking floors due to damaged support beams and floor joists
- Dry rot
- Condensation forming on pipes, concrete walls, and windows
- Bugs and pest infestations
- Standing water and flooding
If you notice any of these problems around your home and crawl space, a dehumidifier may be one step you can take towards controlling crawl space moisture. By removing excess humidity from the air, a dehumidifier can make living conditions for mold, mildew, and other allergenic organisms uninviting.
Choosing the Best Crawl Space Dehumidifier
With all of the dehumidifier options on the market, choosing the best one for you can sometimes seem overwhelming. How large of a unit will you need? What kind of options make for low maintenance, high functioning design?
As experts, we want to share with you a few key points on what makes a great crawl space dehumidifier, as well as what you can do to make sure it’s working. Eliminate damp, musty odors in your crawl space once and for all by drying and filtering the air! AquaGuard Foundation Solutions can help you choose and install the best dehumidifier for your home.
What to Look for in a Dehumidifier:
- Seal Your Crawl Space from Out
- Energy Efficient
Other Crawl Space Waterproofing Solutions
In some cases, simply installing a crawl space dehumidifier isn’t enough to protect against leaks, floods, and high-humidity. AquaGuard Foundation Solutions offers a variety of crawl space waterproofing solutions, including complete crawl space encapsulation. To learn more about maintaining a clean, dry crawl space, check out a full list of our crawl space solutions.