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Crawl Space Dehumidifier Installation

Crawl space dehumidifier in an encapsulated crawl space.

Crawl spaces are extremely susceptible to moisture issues like mold and high humidity. Installing a crawl space dehumidifier is one of the most effective ways to keep the area dry.

Foundation Systems of Michigan is your local leader in crawl space repair. If you live in Michigan or Northern Ohio, read on to learn how this service will benefit your home.

What is a Crawl Space Dehumidifier?

A dehumidifier vented for your home.

Crawl space dehumidifiers are designed to pull humid air out of the crawl space, an area that often becomes damp because of moisture from the soil or air. Excess moisture can lead to mold growth and wood rot, both of which harm the structure of your house.

The dehumidifier works by drawing in the humid air and passing it over chilled coils, turning the moist air into water droplets. These droplets collect inside a tank within the dehumidifier and then drain away from the crawl space.

To make sure your crawl space stays dry, a dehumidifier must run regularly. It usually has a hygrometer, which measures the moisture in the air. This device helps the dehumidifier turn itself on and off as needed to keep the air just right, which keeps your home and the air inside healthy.

Signs You Need a Crawl Space Dehumidifier 

In your home, there are a number of signs that indicate problems with your crawl space. It’s important to identify these signs early, as ignoring them can lead to bigger issues and more expensive repairs later on.

Keep an eye out for these common crawl space problems:

These symptoms suggest that your crawl space is experiencing excessive moisture or drainage issues that need immediate attention. Contact us immediately if you notice any of these problems. 

Is a Crawl Space Dehumidifier Necessary? 

Mold growing on damp crawl space beams.

Definitely, a crawl space dehumidifier is really important for keeping your home and family healthy.

Without one, high humidity can damage your home’s structure (see the image), hurt indoor air quality, and even lead to costly repairs. Installing a dehumidifier helps to prevent these problems and protects your home into the future.

Also, keep in mind that a standard dehumidifier from a big box store isn’t strong enough for the amount of moisture found in a damp crawl space. It would have to be emptied often and wouldn’t even remove all of the moisture.

For the best results, consider working with Foundation Systems of Michigan. With us, you’ll receive an industry-leading dehumidifier that can remove up to 100 pints of water per day and is self-draining.

What Are the Benefits of Crawl Space Dehumidifier Installation? 

  • Enhanced Air Quality: By regulating humidity, a crawl space dehumidifier reduces mold growth and musty smells, improving the air quality of your home. 
  • Structural Integrity: Moisture can lead to decaying wood and damage to your home’s foundation. Controlling humidity in the crawl space preserves your property’s value and prevents expensive repairs. 
  • Energy Efficiency: Our ENERGYSTAR-rated dehumidifier is designed for energy savings, helping to reduce your utility bills. 
  • Pest Deterrence: Damp environments attract pests like termites. Our dehumidifier helps deter pests by making the crawl space less attractive to them. 

How We Install a Crawl Space Dehumidifier

Installing a crawl space dehumidifier is one part of our comprehensive crawl space encapsulation system. Here’s what to expect:

Person in protective gear installing a dehumidifier.
  • Finding the most ideal spot for the dehumidifier.
  • Removing any old or non-functioning dehumidifiers in the crawl space.
  • Placing the new dehumidifier into the crawl space.
  • Connecting the dehumidifier to a condensate pump and/or other waterproofing solutions.
  • Sealing crawl space vents and replacing doors to manage airflow and moisture. 

As experts in crawl space repair, call us today to learn more about how the process works and get started.

Why Choose FSM’s Crawl Space Dehumidifier 

Our exclusive crawl space air system distinguishes itself from standard models through: 

Dehumidifier with FSM logo on the side.
  • It’s energy efficiency and ENERGYSTAR certification. 
  • The ability to remove 100 pints of moisture per day. 
  • Self-draining feature and quiet operation. 
  • Compact size with optional ductwork. 
  • Comprehensive warranty and annual service plans. 

Choose Foundation Systems of Michigan for Crawl Space Dehumidifier Installation Near You! 

Worker installing a crawl space dehumidifier.

A damp, mold-infested crawl space can adversely affect your home’s air quality and your family’s health. Foundation Systems of Michigan can help protect your crawl space. 

For more than 15 years, homeowners in Michigan and Northern Ohio have relied on us for their crawl space needs. Book a free inspection to get your crawl space dry and healthy today!

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    FAQs

    When Foundation Systems of Michigan installs your crawl space dehumidifier and other encapsulation solutions, you can opt for our annual maintenance program. These routine check-ups include inspections for leaks, clearing drains, and filter replacements, ensuring your system’s peak performance. Reach out to us for more information. 

    The price varies based on the size and condition of your crawl space, as well as necessary repairs. Foundation Systems of Michigan offers free inspections, no-obligation quotes, and flexible financing to accommodate your budget.

    With its compact design, our crawl space dehumidifier fits into most spaces. A Foundation Systems of Michigan expert will assess the best options for your crawl space during a free inspection. Get in touch today to find out more. 

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