Crawl Space Air Quality
In addition to preventing water from damaging your crawl space, the most important part of crawl space encapsulation is being able to control the humidity levels and improve the air quality in the area. Because a large portion of the air in a home will come up through the basement or crawl space, it is important that this air is of the highest quality. This will not only improve the overall health of people in the home, it will help prevent the growth of mildew and mold in the crawl space.
The EPA state that indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental health risks. Common sources of indoor air pollution are building materials and furnishings such as insulation, damp carpet, and certain types of furniture, household cleaners, humidifiers, and even outdoor air pollution. The installation of a crawl space air filter and dehumidifier can both reduce the impact of these pollutants as well as help control the overall humidity levels in your home.
Crawl Space Dehumidifier
The Perma-Dry™ is the perfect dehumidifier for crawl spaces that experience high levels of relative humidity because it can keep that level below 50%, where mold cannot grow. Not only does it remove mold spores, allergens and excess humidity, but it can also purify and deodorize the air throughout your entire home.
The Perma-Dry™ has the addition of a filter system to keep the air clean. This filter removes mold spores, dust mite droppings, dust and other particulates and also features a carbon-infused filter that can help eliminate odors.
If you'd like to schedule a consultation with a member of our team to discuss improving the air quality in your crawl space, please contact us today.