Understanding Crawl Space Humidity in Dallas
Crawl space health hazards
It’s no secret that humidity levels run high here in Dallas. It gets to be downright uncomfortable at times. Humidity can lead to some foundation and crawl space problems, which can compromise the structural stability of your home. Humidity in your crawl space will create an environment conducive to mold growth, which, when the spores become airborne and are transported through your ductwork, can cause air quality issues throughout the main sections of your house. Poor air quality can aggravate allergies and even cause respiratory illness, so it’s essential to control the humidity in your crawl space. Vesta of Dallas provides dehumidifiers for crawl spaces that keep humidity in check and protect your home from damage.
Causes of crawl space humidity
Because the space underneath your first floor is open to the outside, water will frequently seep in and will puddle, particularly after a good rain. The water beneath your home does not evaporate quickly like puddles in the sun. And if your home is built on a clay-rich soil, the water may remain for a spell.
Effects of crawl space humidity
Over time, standing water creates excessive humidity that eventually soaks into the wooden joists supporting your floors. After some time, the wood becomes waterlogged and susceptible to mold growth and wood rot, and the joists lose the rigidity needed to hold up the floor. Your floors will begin to sag and become uneven; eventually, they will creak whenever you walk across them.
Controlling Crawl Space Humidity
Our team of experts in Dallas install dehumidifiers for crawl spaces in the area, protecting people’s health and homes from damage. Installing a dehumidifier is one of our preferred methods for mitigating excessive humidity in the crawl space. In tandem with other crawl space waterproofing systems, dehumidifiers effectively reduce the humidity that collects in your crawl space and thus reduce the chance of rot and water damage to your wooden floor joists and beams. As the seasons change, the water content beneath your home will change, and because the dehumidifier is located in the crawl space, it is easily accessible. It can be adjusted to match seasonal climate conditions. A dehumidifier for your crawl space in Dallas is easy to install and cost-effective for controlling moisture in your crawl space.