Energy-Efficient Dehumidifiers For Your Durham Home
Stagnant air in your crawl space can lead to moisture, mold, and wood rot, which can compromise the air quality inside your home, and can also create rot on the wooden components that provide your home with structural stability. The experts at Regional Foundation & Crawl Space Repair can fix and prevent moisture damage with our patented energy efficient dehumidifying system for homes in Durham.
If you’ve noticed things like musty smells, mold, decaying wood, or sagging floors, contact us today to schedule a free estimate for your new dehumidifier.
How Humidity Enters Your Crawl Space
Your home is not completely sealed. Various access holes allow cables, pipes, wires, and ducts to weave through your home. Those holes allow the movement of moisture and humidity. Over time, as your home experiences normal wear and tear, humid air can infiltrate your crawl space, and this moisture can compromise the wood in your crawl space. Warm air rising through your home creates a vacuum that pulls humid air inside, which condenses into water, causing moisture damage. This cycle is called the Stack Effect, which can substantially reduce the energy efficiency of your home, which will further degrade the structural integrity of your crawl space. An energy-efficient dehumidifier for your home in Durham’s crawl space will stop that process.
Uncontrolled humidity in your Durham home’s crawl space can lead to many unpleasant problems, including:
- Mold and mildew growth
- Rotting wood
- Metal corrosion
- Musty odors
- Increased energy bills
Humidity can affect the structural integrity of your crawl space, resulting in uneven or sagging floors, floor collapse, and inviting and infestation of pests. Any animal or pest living, eating, and dying in your crawl space can create intense unpleasant odors, as well as allergens that can put your health at risk.
How to Control Crawl Space Humidity
Here at Regional Foundation & Crawl Space Repair of Durham, we use several methods to control humidity, including:
- Sealing vents in your crawl space
- Installing a crawl space vapor barrier
- Installing a crawl space dehumidifier
Our team of Durham crawl space humidity experts can ensure that your crawl space remains dry and moisture-free by implementing any or all three of those key solutions. We’ll help you secure the structural integrity of your crawl space, clean up the air quality, prevent pests, and increase the energy efficiency of your home.