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Crawl Space Dehumidifier Installation

Dehumidifier in an encapsulated crawl space.

No one wants mold to be growing right under their nose, but that’s exactly what happens in a damp and humid crawl space.

Crawl space dehumidifier installation helps you avoid this issue and other moisture problems. Mount Valley Foundation Services can help with expert tools and knowledge.

Since 1986, we’ve been helping homeowners in Savannah, Greenville, and other parts of South Carolina resolve their crawl space issues. Read on to learn how and why a dehumidifier in your crawl space is a good idea.

What is a Crawl Space Dehumidifier? 

Crawl space dehumidifiers remove extra moisture from crawl spaces, which can become damp due to wet soil or humid weather. Excess moisture can lead to mold growth and wood rot, damaging your home’s structure.

The dehumidifier works by pulling in moist air, cooling it, and condensing the moisture into water droplets. These droplets are collected in a tank inside the dehumidifier and then drained away.

To keep the crawl space dry, the dehumidifier needs to run frequently. Most dehumidifiers have a hygrometer that measures the air’s moisture level and automatically turns the dehumidifier on and off as needed, ensuring the air in your crawl space stays healthy and dry.

Signs You Need a Crawl Space Dehumidifier 

Indications that your home could benefit from a crawl space dehumidifier include: 

These signs suggest excessive moisture or drainage issues in your crawl space that require prompt expert intervention to prevent more severe problems. 

Is a Crawl Space Dehumidifier Necessary? 

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To maintain dry and healthy air quality in your home, a crawl space dehumidifier is essential. Without one, high humidity can damage your home’s structure, harm indoor air quality, and lead to costly repairs.

Installing a dehumidifier helps prevent these issues and provides long-term protection for your home. Keep in mind that a standard dehumidifier from a big box store isn’t powerful enough for a damp crawl space.

For the best results, work with Mount Valley Foundation Services. You’ll receive a high-quality dehumidifier that can remove up to 100 pints of water per day and is self-draining.

Benefits of a Crawl Space Dehumidifier

  • Enhanced Air Quality: By controlling humidity, the AquaStop™ minimizes mold growth and unpleasant odors, improving your home’s air quality. 
  • Structural Integrity: Excessive moisture can lead to wood rot, corrosion, and foundational damage. Regulating crawl space humidity preserves your property’s value and prevents costly repairs. 
  • Energy Efficiency: This ENERGY STAR-rated dehumidifier helps lower energy bills. 
  • Pest Prevention: Damp crawl spaces attract pests like termites. The dehumidifier deters them by removing their preferred habitat. 

How the AquaStop™ Crawl Space Air System Works 

Our approach to integrating the AquaStop™ Crawl Space Air System into a whole-home solution includes: 

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  • Find the most ideal spot for the dehumidifier.
  • Remove any old or non-functioning dehumidifiers in the crawl space.
  • Place the new dehumidifier into the crawl space.
  • Connect the dehumidifier to a condensate pump and/or other waterproofing solutions.
  • Sealing vents and replacing doors to manage airflow and moisture. 

As experts in crawl space repair, we ensure the dehumidifier integrates seamlessly with your encapsulation for maximum effectiveness. 

Why Our Crawl Space Dehumidifier is the Best

  • Energy efficiency and ENERGY STAR certification. 
  • High capacity, removing 100 pints of moisture per day. 
  • Self-draining and quiet operation. 
  • Compact size with optional ducting. 
  • Comprehensive warranty and yearly maintenance service. 

Choose Mount Valley Foundation Services for Dehumidifier Installation Near You! 

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A damp, humid crawl space harms your home’s air quality and your family’s health. Mount Valley Foundation Services can help protect your crawl space.

Since 1986, homeowners in South Carolina have trusted us for their crawl space needs. Schedule a free inspection today to keep your crawl space dry and healthy!

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    When Mount Valley Foundation Services installs your home’s crawl space dehumidifier and other encapsulation solutions, you can join our annual maintenance program. These regular checkups include leak inspections, drain clearing, and filter replacements to ensure the system’s peak performance. Contact us for more information

    The AquaStop™ dehumidifier’s low-profile design allows for installation in most crawl spaces. A Mount Valley Foundation Services expert will recommend the best solutions for your specific needs during a complimentary inspection. Contact us to find out more. 

    The cost varies based on your crawl space’s size, condition, and required repairs. Mount Valley Foundation Services offers free inspections, no-obligation estimates, and financing options to suit your budget. 

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