Your home’s crawl space is a convenient place to house its air conditioning, furnace ductwork, insulation, plumbing, and electrical wiring. While the benefits of storage and unrestricted access to the interworkings of your house are immeasurable, moisture control of this space is vital to your family’s health and the structure of your home.
Excess moisture, introduced by way of unsealed, vented crawl spaces, contributes to wood rot, mold growth, poor air quality and increased pest activity, including infestation and colonization. Moisture in crawl spaces often migrates to the upper levels of the home through a “stack effect.” In essence, whatever air is below the house is also inside the house. As warm air rises and escapes through the upper levels of the home, new air finds its way into the home to replace what’s been lost. Intake air comes in at the lower levels — through unsealed crawl spaces.
Stop gambling with the damaging effects of uncontrolled humidity levels inside your home. Contact the team at Santa Fe to learn more about how a home dehumidifier can help solve your humidity problems and be sure to ask about crawl space applications.