High Levels of Moisture in the Crawl Space and the Problems It Causes in Southern NY & Northern PA
Ventilated, untreated crawl spaces are always vulnerable to moisture both from groundwater evaporation and the humid air entering through the vents. This quickly raises Relative Humidity levels to 60% and above, creating conditions conducive to mold growth, dry rot and pest proliferation.
The effects of groundwater evaporation and the outside air can be effectively treated by encapsulating the space, covering the vents and installing a proper drainage system, but there is still one more source of moisture that needs to be considered: condensation resulting from differences in temperature between the outside and the interior of the crawl space, such as when hot air gets in contact with a cold surface or vice-versa. It is very common in crawl spaces with HVC ducts and pipes and can be often go unnoticed until it’s too late.
Dehumidification: The Definitive Solution for Crawl Space Mold Problems
Running a good, energy-efficient dehumidifier is the only way to ensure your crawl space remains healhty and dry at safe Relative Humidity levels year-round. Ideally, you want a model designed specifically for operating in crawl spaces, as they will be more effective and reliable than generic portable models.
As part of our nationally-backed Level 4 Healthy Crawl Space Certificate, NextGen Environmental offers a very effective crawl space dehumidifier.
Level 4 Healthy Crawl Space Solution: WiseAire 70 Dehumidifier
While the WiseAire Dehumidifier is working, it will keep your crawl space healthy and dry by removing excess moisture whenever necessary. This device protects you and your home from the harmful effects of moisture thanks to its smart technology which monitors Relative Humidity levels to ensure they are always maintaned at an optimal level.
- Removes up to 70 pints of water per day
- Powerful dehumidification for crawl spaces & basements up to 2800 sq. ft.
- Energy Efficient. Save up to $189 yearly on your electric bills versus using a portable dehumidifier
- Low Maintenance. Operates automatically and self-drains into a sump pit.
- Impressive 5-Year Warranty
We also offer the WiseAire 100 model for larger crawl spaces and basements.
iBasement Systems & Crawl Space Systems Certificates in Mold & Odors
The iBasement Systems and Crawl Space Systems Certificates were created using specific sets of criteria to provide a healthy indoor living environment. Air pollutants and excessive moisture levels in the basement or crawl space can negatively impact the odors in the home as well as cause health problems with those who live there year-round - including yourself!
We offer 6 levels of iBasement Certificate, and 5 levels Crawl Space Systems Certificate, each designed to solve specific problems and protect your home, family, and property value on the long run.