Crawl spaces are areas in the house where people often keep their old photographs, old documents, and old books and magazines. Since there is no outside air entering these areas, they are quite susceptible to moisture accumulation which can lead to the growth of molds and mildews. These microorganisms can destroy your possessions and also enter other parts of your house causing health problems for you and your family. This is why it is important that you dry out these crawl spaces using a crawl space dehumidifier.
A step-by-step guide to drying out your crawl space
Before you install a crawl space dehumidifier, remove any debris and junk from the area.. Any boxes or items that have mold growth should be taken outside the house for inspection where they can be cleaned and if possible salvaged. If you find any other hazardous materials such as damaged asbestos pipe or HVAC duct insulation, ensure that it is removed and the area cleaned properly.