High Indoor Humidity
High indoor humidity is more than just an annoyance; it could be telling you that you have crawl space condensation and moisture problems. High humidity can lead to mold growth, rotten floor joists and high electric bills.
Crawl Space Humidity & Moisture Control Virginia, Maryland, DC
Identifying & Repairing Crawl Space Issues Related To Humidity, Moisture & Condensation
What Causes High Indoor Humidity?
High indoor humidity is caused by crawl space humidity. Crawl space humidity is caused by a vented crawl space, dirt crawl space and wet weather.
Open Crawl Space VentsOpen crawl space let in outside moisture. When you vent your crawl space on a humid day, it pulls in moisture. And when you vent your crawl space on a hot day, humidity forms. Crawl space humidity forms when the warm outside air combines with the cool crawl space air.
Dirt Crawl SpaceDirt likes to hold onto moisture. As the dirt floor in your crawl space dries, the moisture is released into the air, creating crawl space humidity.
Wet WeatherRain is great for your garden but not for your crawl space. Moisture seeps into an unsealed crawl space through loose access doors, vents and foundation cracks.
Should I Worry About Crawl Space Humidity?
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Can I Fix My High Indoor Humidity Myself?
Fixing high indoor humidity involves more than adjusting your thermostat. A professional will need to inspect your home to find the source of your high indoor humidity and recommend a solution.
Schedule with JES today and we’ll have a crawl space moisture management specialist thoroughly inspect your home’s crawl space, pinpointing the source of your crawl space condensation problem. After the inspection they’ll recommend an economical, customized solution for your home that will solve your crawl space humidity problem.
Why Should I Fix My High Indoor Humidity?
While high indoor humidity can seem like nothing more than a discomfort, it creates problems for your home, wallet and health.
All of the air in your home is circulated through your crawl space. Your crawl space is, on average, much cooler than the outside air and the air in your home. As you know, warm air rises – this is why your attic and second story are always warmer than the rest of your home.
As the warm air rises it creates a vacuum, pulling up the cooler air from your crawl space. This is also known as the Stack Effect. So, that wet air in your crawl space is being cycled through the living areas in your home. As the crawl space humidity rises, it creates high indoor humidity and other problems like wood rot, mold, bug infestations and high electric bills.
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