The crawl space is a very easy space where moisture can build up. Moisture in a crawl space area is not good for many reasons. It can lead to expensive repairs, mold, or the attraction of unwanted pests like mice and termites. Control of the moisture in a crawl space is critical.
So what are some ways to control moisture in the crawl space?
First off it’s essential to be vigilant about crawl space maintenance. Look for cracks and small entrances, where water can seep in. Fix any detected issues quickly. It’s best to catch any issue like mold growth before it gets out of hand. Regular cleaning of the crawl space will help.
Do I need to get a dehumidifier? Yes, this is another important consideration. A dehumidifier in the crawl space can collect the excess moisture in the air and leave your space nice and dry. Climates that are hot and humid for large portions of the year need to make this a priority investment.
It’s also a good idea to ensure that the crawlspace is insulated. This will allow for a good moisture barrier and help keep that area clear and free of excess moisture and mold. Perform a maintenance check and look for torn or damaged insulation as well.
By giving regular time and attention to the prevention of moisture in the crawlspace you will be able to avoid unnecessary expenses. Treat the crawl space in your home like the rest of the home and avoid crawlspace issues.