Below ground, in Lexington basements and crawl spaces, abundant moisture typically lurks. That dank, musty smell and feel you associate with these areas is created by ineffective moisture control – and the mold and mildew it facilitates.
Basements and crawl spaces are among those ‘out of sight, out of mind’ areas, which can lead to high humidity getting out of hand here. Mold and mildew may grow before occupants ever notice – and you may not notice it until well after you’ve began to experience the symptoms of exposure. Because most people don’t spend much time in the basement or crawl space, effective moisture control is critical.
Lexington basements and crawl spaces can benefit greatly from dehumidifier installation. A dehumidifier for your basement or crawl space will keep relative humidity balanced despite obstacles specific to these moist, cool environments, protecting your home or business as a whole, as well as its occupants.
Why Install a Dehumidifier in the Basement or Crawl Space?
When moisture gathers in the basement or crawl space, it can cause issues for the entire home or business. Not only will it affect the air quality of occupied areas above, it can affect temperature, occupant health, and the structure’s construction.
Basements and crawl spaces are unique environments compared to typically occupied, above ground areas. They have higher moisture levels coupled with cooler temperatures. This combination hosts mold and mildew growth and pests, while allowing water to affect the home or business’s structure.
To protect your home or business, work with an HVAC specialist who is experienced in basement and crawl space moisture control. Climate Control will pair you with solutions to effectively control moisture for whole-home (or business) protection.
Basement and Crawl Space Dehumidifier Benefits
Having a dehumidifier installed in your basement or crawl space will produce whole-home benefits, including:
- Mold and mildew control
- Odor control
- Pest control
- Reduces allergy symptoms
- Eliminates condensation on surfaces
- Protects wood flooring and finishes
- Keeps floors above warmer
- Lowers total heating and cooling energy consumption and cost
Don’t let humidity levels in your Lexington basement or crawl space go unchecked any longer. Contact Climate Control today for expert installation of dehumidification systems that will protect your home and business, starting below ground.