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Dehumidifiers Offer Some Solid Benefits for Your Boston Home

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Homes in the Boston area with a crawl space tend to accumulate a lot of moisture which can cause several problems. Mold and mildew are among the top problems and can affect the health of the homes occupants. This is where the use of a good dehumidifier can be worth its weight in gold.

Crawl space dehumidifiers are designed to remove moisture from areas that have restricted space. The dehumidifier can protect your home from mold problem but also wood rot and odors associated with both. The moisture that accumulates in the dark damp areas of your crawl space become a breeding ground for fungus,  mold, bacteria and harmful microorganisms.

The key to dealing with mold is to first remove all mold the mold spores properly. Then the second step is to prevent them from growing back and this can be accomplished by controlling the moisture and humidity levels in your crawl space. The dehumidifiers main function is to dry out the air and as a result the environment becomes too dry for mold  and fungi to grow.

Some examples of where a dehumidifier can help

Improved health of the homes occupants – Mold and mildew are airborne spores that are a known cause of respiratory problems and are extremely dangerous for individuals with asthma. It is common for the occupants to also deal with more allergies, skin irritations and sinus infections. Young children and the elderly are more susceptible to health problems

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Increased home value and less maintenance expenses – The dampness in the crawl space of your home can cause a lot of damage to your home. Besides mold problems water can cause wood rot and because your floor joists and many supporting beams are wood they can rot effect the structural integrity of the entire home. Insulation is like cotton… it absorbs the moisture and becomes heavy. The insulation falls to the ground or droops and becomes less effective. You’ll notice an increase in heating costs when the insulation becomes ineffective.

There are several different types of dehumidifiers designed for use in your crawl space. You’ll be surprised at just how inexpensive they are and especially when you weigh the cost of not managing the humidity levels in your homes crawl space. To learn more about the right dehumidifier for your home and installation, call the Foundation Pros a Boston crawl space repair and waterproofing company.

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