Charleston Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
Crawl spaces play a vital part in the stability of your Charleston home. However, they are also prone to problems. Crawl spaces can become a source of pest infestations, moisture build-up, bad air, mold and mildew growth, rotten wood, and other trouble. If too much moisture or humidity builds up, it can also cause problems in the main areas of your home.
The United Structural Systems experts can address the water problems in your Charleston home with a crawl space dehumidifier. After installation, a dehumidifier will maintain the overall moisture and humidity at reasonable levels in your crawl space. And ultimately, that will improve the overall air quality in the rest of your home. Additionally, a crawl space dehumidifier in your Charleston home will prevent many problems that may cause significant future damage to the wood joists that support your main floor or the concrete of your foundation.
Crawl space dehumidifiers work even better when combined with a crawl space encapsulation barrier. Contact the team at USS Charleston to get started.
How to Know if You Need a Crawl Space Dehumidifier
There are many signs that indicate your crawl space and home could benefit from a crawl space dehumidifier. These include:
- A smell of mold or mildew in your home
- Pest infestations
- Sweat on the windows
- Standing water
What Are the Benefits of Crawl Space Dehumidifiers?
Excess moisture buildup in your crawl space can cause many serious problems like mold and mildew buildup, structural damage, and poor air quality. When you install a crawl space dehumidifier in your Charleston home, it helps with moisture and humidity removal and resolves all of these potential problems. Other benefits of installing a crawl space dehumidifier include:
- Protects against pests
- Reduces allergens in the house
- Increases the energy efficiency of your HVAC system
- Protects wooden support beams from rot
Call United Structural Systems today to learn how a crawl space dehumidifier can improve your Charleston home.