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 Vents
Dirt Crawl Space
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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Do you have a condensation problem in your crawl space? Or are you wondering if your uneven floors may be a sign of something bigger? Our Homeowner’s Guide to Crawl Space Repair is your resource for all your crawl space problems.
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