Humidity is a common problem, causing mold and mildew growth in basements and crawl spaces.
Humidity is caused by the soil on the outside of the walls being saturated with moisture and seeping through your walls. This typically happens around sinks, open drains, and washers and dryers. Since 40% of the air you breathe in your home comes from your crawl space, it’s extremely important to maintain a safe humidity level in your home.
Here are the warning signs that you have a damp basement perfect for breeding mold and mildew.
High humidity levels create an inviting environment for mold to develop and endanger the integrity and strength of your home’s foundation. Listed here are a few of the most commons signs that you should address your damp basement.
To understand the severity of your damp basement repair needs, you can schedule a free evaluation with a certified foundation repair expert.
- Musty or foul odors
- Mold or mildew growth
- Air that feels muggy
Our damp basement experts offer a number of dehumidification solutions based on your needs and budget.
We use Santa Fe Dehumidifiers, which are designed to maintain the perfect level of humidity in your basement. Santa Fe dehumidification systems come in different shapes and capacities to fit your square footage needs.
Sante Fe Dehumidifiers are equipped with the capacity to hook up to a sump pump or a drain line, which ensures you don’t have to empty the bucket yourself, saving you time, energy, and a damp basement. Plus, they’re some of the most energy efficient dehumidifiers on the market, and they’re relatively maintenance free.
Ranked as one of the most energy efficient residential dehumidifiers on the market, the American-made Santa Fe Classic Dehumidifier eliminates mold and mildew problems in large basements and crawl spaces. The Classic removes 110 pints of moisture per day under AHAM conditions (80 degrees F at 60% relative humidity) and approximately 220 pints at saturation (100% relative humidity). It dehumidifies spaces as large as 2,500 square feet and does it with Energy Star efficiency. This dehumidifier operates in temperatures as low as 56 degrees.
The Classic removes more moisture per kilowatt hour than many conventional residential dehumidifiers at the same, or an even lower, operating cost.
Reliable Long Life
Solid internal construction and a heavy-duty cabinet contribute to years of reliable moisture control.
Independent Fan Control
An independent fan switch allows you to run the fan continuously for better distribution of dehumidified air, or only when the compressor is actively dehumidifying.
Measuring 36 inches high by 20 inches wide and 17 inches deep, the Classic is not compact. However, efficient operation, high capacity, and unbeaten reliability make it a great choice for long-term humidity control in large spaces.
Humid crawl spaces and clammy basements are no match for the Santa Fe Force Dehumidifier. As Santa Fe’s newest crawl space dehumidifier, the Force controls damaging humidity in large crawl spaces and basements measuring up to 2,900 square feet. Under standard rating conditions (80 degrees F, 60% relative humidity), the Santa Fe Force extracts up to 120 pints of moisture per day and an impressive 240 pints in a saturated environment.
Energy Star-qualified, easy to use, and engineered for low-cost operation, the Force restores healthy indoor air quality without breaking your budget.
We also offer a variety of accessories for your dehumidifier:
Duct kits allow you to install your dehumidifier to pull air from your entire home.
Pump kits allow you to pump the water that is removed from the air outside of your home or just at a further distance.
Replacement Leveling Feet
Muffle kits make a dehumidifier operate at a quiter level, allowing you to install the dehumidifier near a workstation or a home theater area.
Tight spaces are no problem for the Santa Fe Compact 70 dehumidifier. Its compact size works perfectly in low crawl spaces and small basements without sacrificing power and performance. Designed to fit in a variety of small spaces, the Compact 70 provides multiple installation options for greater flexibility.
Here are a few benefits of the Santa Fe Compact 70 Dehumidifier:
Its small footprint (12″x12″x21″) fits low crawl spaces, basement mechanical closets, or other small spaces.
Sized to fit between floor joists for convenient hanging installation.
The unit’s rotatable exhaust outlet provides for horizontal or vertical discharge.
The Compact 70 exceeds ENERGY STAR® efficiency requirements.
The unit has a large capacity water removal of 70 pints/day.
The auto restart feature allows the dehumidifier to automatically restart after a power outage.
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