House owners with crawl spaces often don’t realize that these completely enclosed areas are breeding grounds for molds and mildews. They rarely receive any fresh air and sunlight which makes these places high in moisture. The air is constantly drawn up into the house from the crawl space sucking up mold spores into the house. The dampness can also damage the wooden flooring. This is why it is necessary to invest some money in buying a good crawl space dehumidifier.
Here are some tips that can help you choose a good quality crawl space dehumidifier to keep this area moisture-free.
The first thing that you should do before buying a crawl space dehumidifier is check the humidity level. The humidity level can range from moderately damp when the area smells musty and damp to extremely wet when you notice standing water. The wetter the area, the more air changes will be required to keep the humidity level low. If you notice any standing water or water leaks, the appropriate thing to do would be to fix the problem that is leading to the presence of excessive water. Once the problem has been tackled, you can test the humidity level of the crawl space using a hygrometer and buy a dehumidifier keeping in mind the moisture level in the area.…Read More