4 Benefits of Having a Crawl Space Dehumidifier

September 13th, 2018
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Lurking in the dark, dank places under our home is the dreaded crawl space. It can be full of dust, dirt, and creepy crawlies best not thought about.

But it's the mold and fungus that is the real danger!

If you have moisture under your home, you have better think about getting a crawl space dehumidifier. Keep reading to be convinced!

The Crawl Space

The crawl space is the area under a building where piping and electrical wires are placed. You can access the crawl space, but humans don't normally move around in this area. It's a sealed off place that can become a haven for moisture, mold, and other harmful stuff.

A dehumidifier for a crawl space is the perfect tool for dealing with excessive moisture. Moisture can set off a host of serious problems like mold and mildew. Unless you deal with it, your family members may begin to suffer from unexpected health issues.

To fight against crawl space mold in your house, you have to ensure that your crawl space dehumidifier is functioning properly. It dries the inside air, which will create an environment too dry for mold to grow.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about fifty percent of the air in your house is filtered through the crawl space. This is the reason your indoor air quality drastically declines in a comparison to outdoor air quality. The indoor air can be more polluted - up to 100 times as polluted - as the outdoor air!

Benefits of Using a Crawl Space Dehumidifier

If you have any moisture in the crawlspace of your home, here are four great reasons you should consider using a dehumidifier. Under house dehumidification is incredibly important, for your property and your health.

1. Get Rid of Allergies

When there is mold in your living space, it may cause allergic symptoms such as an itchy and stuffy nose, watery eyes, irritated mouth or throat. You can even develop a new allergy of mold if you hadn't had one before. A dehumidifier in a crawl space can help protect you from the mold that inflames allergies.

2. Prevention of Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP)

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis (HP) is a lung inflammation in a similar to pneumonia that can cause coughing, chills, shortness of breath, aching muscles, fever & night sweating. HP is caused by a mold that lives in the humid air within crawl spaces. An under house dehumidifier is one of the best defenses against HP.

3. Protection from Asthma

Asthma is a painful lung disease that restricts the proper lungs breathing. Cleaning mold, as well as removal of excessive moisture, is a great protection from asthma. Children can develop asthma when they are exposed to environmental toxins in the air.

4. Proper Maintenance of Your House

Humidity is a potential cause of damage to your home. Moisture can cause permanent damage to any building. A dehumidifier is able to prevent this.

Clean Air Services

Everyone who is involved with real estate, whether you're a professional, an owner, or a resident, you had better be aware of mold and fungus in your crawlspace. It can make you sick, and nobody wants that. Get a crawl space dehumidifier and take the moisture out of where the bad guys live.

Contact us for a free consultation to ensure your home is free of moisture in your crawl space or basement.