How to Choose a Crawl Space Dehumidifier

If you happen to live in a humid part of the United States, then you are very familiar with how damp and wet certain parts of your home gets. The basement is one obvious location but if your house has a crawl space, then it might be time to but a crawl space dehumidifier.

So are probably asking yourself, “What the heck is a space dehumidifier?” Well that is a very good question. As you can tell by any Google search, there are thousands of different types of dehumidifiers on the market. Well there are some that are specialized to work in different parts of your home. Your space is no different.

Think about your crawl space for a second. Mine is actually located underneath our stairs so space is very limited. Also, since it is an enclosed area, the moisture is probably the most intense then any other portion of your home. Well a crawl space dehumidifier is designed just for this. It s sized to fit most areas. It is also more powerful then your normal dehumidifiers.

It is important to get rid of the humidity in your crawl space. The biggest reason is the damage that it can cause your foundation. One of concretes worst enemy is moisture.

Of time, it will rot away, causing a lot of damage. Another reason is that humidity is just a breeding ground for dust mites and other diseases baring insects. Just think of what could be growing in crawl space.

Just think what it will do to books and even pictures if you are storing them down there. Not a pretty sight.

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