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Crawl Space Dehumidifier Nashville TN

Don’t let the Nashville humidity get the best of you and your homes' crawl space.

One of the best parts about Nashville is the beautiful view along the river. Whether you are out for a stroll or touring Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Cumberland River offers a peaceful place to enjoy nature amidst the hustle and bustle of city life.

But the Cumberland River also brings humidity.

Nashville, TN has an average daily humidity of 70%. During the summer, the humidity can be even higher, getting above 90% by the middle of the day. Humidity that high can ruin a good hair day and make you feel like you’ve already been sweating when just walked out the door. It can also damage your home.

With modern A/C, we often forget how the humidity can affect our home. But if you have a crawl space, that humidity can cause long-term damage, attract pests, and grow mold that enters the air you breathe. About 17% of new construction homes have crawl spaces and this number is rising as basements become less and less popular.

We don’t want your home in Music City to turn into Mold City.

Zipcodes affected by the Nashville humidity include: 37201, 37203, 37204, 37205, 37206, 37207, 37208, 37209, 37210, 37211, 37212, 37214, 37215, 37216, 37217, 37218, 37219, 37220, and 37221.

Crawl Space Dehumidifier Nashville TN

Mold grows in crawl spaces when the air underneath your home contains moisture. That can be from humidity in the air or evaporating water that has rested underneath your home. Even if your home is not located along the water, the groundwater and humidity can lead to even higher percentages of humidity under your home. This is the climate mold prefer.

Mold in the crawl space may not seem like a big deal. It’s outside your home, right?
The truth is, this mold can get into the air you breathe through the floor and subfloor as well as your A/C. This mold can then cause issues such as difficulty breathing, sneezing, coughing, and headaches. For children and adults with allergies and asthma, these symptoms can be even worse or possibly life-threatening.

Changing the air filter won’t solve this problem, since the issue is in the crawl space. The mold spores may come up through the subfloor and enter the air before it is filtered, getting direct access to your lungs.

This is why crawl space dehumidifiers are so important. They keep the air under your home dry year-round to prevent mold growth and keep your household safe and healthy.

What is a Crawl Space Dehumidifier?

Crawl Space dehumidifiers are devices used to remove the excess moisture in the air from underneath your home, moving it back into the outside environment.

Mold has an important role in the environment. For example, mold helps break down the dead leaves in your yard to return those nutrients to the soil. However, mold does not belong in your home or your lungs. Especially if you have children, mold can increase your household’s risk of respiratory conditions.

At Crawl Space Vets, we want to help keep your family safe and healthy and that starts with healthy air.

In addition to mold, humidity in the crawl space also creates an ideal environment for pests. Bugs, spiders, and mice all love a humid environment. These pests can then make their way into your home through existing cracks or holes they dig themselves.

Don’t create a tropical getaway for pests. Keep them out with a crawl space dehumidifier.
We use Aprilaire dehumidifiers to decrease the moisture in your crawl space and keep mold and pests out of your home. These crawl space dehumidifiers are top-rated for crawl spaces large and small.
Aprilaire E070 Crawl Space Dehumidifier

For most residential homes, we use the Aprilaire E070 Professional-Grade Crawl Space Dehumidifier. This dehumidifier removes up to 9 gallons of moisture from the crawl space every day. It can handle the humidity levels in Nashville to keep mold and pests out of your home. If your home has unique needs, we also take that into consideration and find the equipment that will provide you with the best protection.

Protect your home today with a professionally installed crawl space dehumidifier.

signs that it’s time to have a dehumidifier installed

How Do I Know If I Need a Crawl Space Dehumidifier?

Simply put, most crawl spaces need some kind of water protection. That might include complete waterproofing, encapsulation, vapor barriers, or crawl space dehumidifiers.

Particularly in Nashville, TN, a crawl space dehumidifier can keep the excess moisture in the air from getting trapped underneath your home. Inside the home, your air conditioning unit removes much of the humidity from entering your home through the air vents.

But water underneath your home can be even more annoying when it starts to attract mold, pests, and even viruses.

That’s right, viruses. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we all spent a great deal of time keeping our homes clean and the air ventilated to protect us from the coronavirus. However, coronavirus and other droplet or airborne viruses can grow in the humid environment underneath your home.

Think about all the talk about HEPA filters for cleaning the air. Those worked well to clean the air that went through them, but what about the air seeping into your home through the floor and subfloor. The floor your children and pets crawl around on. The floor you work out and maybe even do yoga on. The floor you lay on when your back is hurting. The floor you thought was so clean after vacuuming could really be growing viruses from the moist air in your crawl space.

We want to help protect you and your family from these viruses with a crawl space dehumidifier that makes the air under your home so dry it’s deadly to these dangerous viruses.

Have you been putting off getting a crawl space dehumidifier? We know it’s not the first thing on your mind. If you notice any of these signs, it might be time to get one installed:

  • Allergy Symptoms

    Your allergy or asthma symptoms have gotten worse despite changing the air filters.

  • Foundation Cracks

    You have cracks in the foundation or drywall.

  • Pests

    Pests are infesting your crawl space or home.

  • Mold

    You see signs of mold growth in the crawl space.

  • Wood Rot

    The wood underneath the home has begun to rot.

  • Sagging Floors

    Your floors are sagging on the bottom floor of your home.

  • Musty Smell

    You smell something musty, especially when your home air starts blowing.

As veterans of the United States military, Crawl Space Vets know the first step is to know your enemy. In the case of your crawl space, humidity is the enemy. As veterans of crawl space repair, we can help you develop a customized plan to keep your household safe and healthy for years to come, starting with our free crawl space inspection and assessment.

What is the Cost of a Crawl Space Dehumidifier?

Proper installation of a crawl space dehumidifier can cost between $300 to $1000 depending on the size of your crawl space and accessibility. However, if the crawl space already has damage, it will need to be repaired first. Crawl space repair can cost between $1500 to $15,000 depending on the amount of damage in the crawl space, size of the crawl space, and cost of materials.

So, the best course of action is to avoid this damage in the first place.

Installing a crawls space dehumidifier is one important step to reducing the risk of damage under your home. The dehumidifier can save you over $10,000 in repair costs in the future, not to mention the huge headache of home repairs.

Nashville homes are especially vulnerable to damage from crawl space moisture. Just like might wish you had bought a fire extinguisher when the stove catches fire, you will wish you had installed a crawl space dehumidifier if you develop long-term moisture damage under your home. Don’t wait until you find damage to get a dehumidifier.

With the Crawl Space Vets, we use our military-level stealth to ensure you hardly notice we were there. (Except, of course, when you notice the air you breathe is suddenly cleaner and less musty.)