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Do I Need a Dehumidifier in My Crawlspace?

Breathe Easy: The Vital Role of Dehumidifiers in Your Crawlspace


Are you plagued by that unmistakable musty odor in your home or concerned about the lurking threat of mold in your crawl space? Don't fret; Keystone Basement Systems has the solution you need—Crawl Space Dehumidification in Pittsburgh and nearby areas in PA, WV, & OH. Let's dive into why you should consider dehumidification and how it can transform your living space.


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1: Musty Odors and Mold - Signs of Moisture Trouble Musty odors in your home or visible mold in your crawl space are red flags for a moisture problem. But here's the good news: Keystone Basement Systems can swiftly address this issue with an efficient dehumidifier or ventilation fan.


2: The Power of SaniDry Dehumidifiers - High humidity in your crawl space can wreak havoc, damaging stored items, causing wood rot, and negatively impacting indoor air quality. If you have a vented crawl space with a moisture problem, you'll likely feel and smell it throughout your home.


Enter the hero of our story—the SaniDry dehumidifier. Here are some of its top features:

  • Automatic Drainage: No need to hassle with emptying a reservoir regularly.
  • Filter: Removes mold spores and dust mites, a boon for allergy and asthma sufferers.
  • Auto Humidistat: Saves energy by shutting off when the desired humidity level is reached.

3: The Benefits of a Crawlspace Dehumidifier - Installing a crawl space dehumidifier offers a multitude of benefits:

  • Health: Say goodbye to mold and dust mites, alleviate allergy and asthma symptoms, and enhance indoor air quality throughout your home.
  • Comfort: High humidity levels in the crawl space can make the air upstairs feel unpleasant. A crawl space dehumidifier maintains a healthy humidity level year-round, potentially saving you money on cooling costs.
  • Pest Prevention: Controlling moisture reduces the likelihood of termites and other pests taking residence in your crawl space.
  • Structural Safety: A dehumidifier protects your home from wood rot in the crawl space and prevents buckling floors.
  • Energy Savings: If you're using your air conditioner to combat high humidity levels, you're likely spending more on energy bills than necessary. A dehumidifier helps maintain a comfortable humidity level.

4: The Source of Crawl Space - Moisture Understanding where crawl space moisture originates is crucial. It can come from various sources, including water leaks, ground moisture, and outside air infiltrating vents and openings. We recommend a vapor barrier alongside a dehumidifier for optimal results. With the CleanSpace encapsulation system, your crawl space transforms into a clean, dry, and usable space.


5: Choosing the Right Dehumidifier - With countless dehumidifier options on the market, selecting the best one for your needs can seem overwhelming. It's essential to consider factors like size, efficiency, and maintenance. We can help you make the right choice.


6: Seal Your Crawl Space From Outside Air - Don't let your dehumidifier fight a losing battle against vented crawl spaces. Proper sealing and a crawl space vapor barrier are key to effectively controlling moisture.


7: Install a Self-Draining Dehumidifier - Say goodbye to daily tray-emptying chores. A self-draining dehumidifier like our SaniDry™ Sedona™ ensures your crawl space stays dry without constant maintenance.


8: Ensure Energy Efficiency - Traditional dehumidifiers can be energy hogs. Our SaniDry™ Sedona™ is designed with efficiency in mind, efficiently removing moisture and keeping your utility bills in check.


9: Invest in a Warrantied SaniDry™ - Sedona System Our SaniDry™ Sedona system is your ticket to a warm, dry, and mold-free crawl space. It's quick to install and comes with a written warranty for your peace of mind.


Don't let moisture woes cast a shadow over your home. Keystone Basement Systems' Crawl Space Dehumidification is your ticket to a healthier, more comfortable living environment. Schedule your free on-site consultation and cost estimate today and take the first step towards total home comfort and health. Breathe easy! 🌬️

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Aaron Stull
Aaron Stull is a second generation foundation repair specialist from the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.

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