Dallas Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
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If you have a crawlspace beneath your home, it’s extremely important that you take care of it. Crawlspaces can be the source of an immense number of frustrating problems, many of which are caused by excessive humidity. During the long warm season here in Dallas and North Texas, humidity is a pretty common issue, and humidity tends to intensify in hot spaces with low airflow such as crawlspaces. When neglected, this humidity will create a damp crawlspace that encourages mold growth, insect infestation, and structural rot that could seriously jeopardize your home. If you struggle with excessive humidity in your crawlspace, G. L. Hunt Foundation Repair has the solution: a crawlspace dehumidifier.
G. L. Hunt Foundation Repair offers high-quality products and professional installation services so you don’t have to worry about the integrity of your crawlspace! Call us at (817) 438-2052 today and learn more about our crawlspace dehumidifier services.
What Is a Crawlspace Dehumidifier?
As the name implies, a crawlspace dehumidifier is an appliance that is specifically designed to extract excess humidity from the air in your crawlspace. Because crawlspaces typically receive very low airflow, any humidity that is able to enter the crawlspace typically remains there for quite a while. This creates musty and muggy conditions that don’t recede or reduce over time. With constant exposure to humidity levels well in excess of 55%, crawlspaces tend to become hotspots for serious issues that jeopardize the homes above them.
Excessive crawlspace humidity can cause many issues, including:
- Mold growth (including black mold)
- Musty or foul odors throughout your home
- Pest infestations (including mosquitos and roaches)
- Wood root and severe structural damage
- Condensation in locations throughout your home
- Surging energy bills
Do I Need a Crawlspace Dehumidifier?
Why do crawlspaces become hotbeds for humidity problems? When exposed to water, limited airflow means the water typically evaporates and then remains in the space in vapor form. Without fresh air to replace it, this air remains damp and retains even more water until it becomes so humid it can’t absorb any more. At this point, the humidity in the air can penetrate into structural wood, corrode metal plumbing lines, and even cause mold growth.
You might need a crawlspace dehumidifier if any of the following are true:
- You have exposed dirt floors in your crawlspace. Exposed dirt floors provide a place for groundwater or absorbed rainwater to come back up and evaporate, creating humidity that can’t escape your crawlspace. This is typically prevented by crawlspace encapsulation.
- Your foundation is cracking. Foundation cracks are typically caused by a principle known as “hydrostatic pressure,” or when water in the soil pushes against your foundation. This is typically caused by poor drainage or bad roof water management.
- Your plumbing is leaking. Plumbing leaks in your crawlspace release water that then evaporates into humidity. These rapidly accelerate mold growth and wood rot in your crawlspace.
Protect Your Home; Call Today
If your crawlspace humidity levels are out of control and nothing you do seems to fix your issue, find out more about installing a crawlspace dehumidifier to protect your home. At G. L. Hunt Foundation Repair, we install and maintain systems from reputable manufacturers so you can be confident that your home is in good hands at all times. In addition, we offer a full range of crawlspace services to keep your property safe and free from frustrating issues that they can cause. If you’re tired of your crawlspace causing problems, turn to us for professional advice and solutions that will last.
Improve your energy efficiency and protect your home from crawlspace humidity problems! Contact G. L. Hunt Foundation Repair now to learn more.