According to experts, controlling humidity inside the home is essential for:
- Reducing health risks
- Protecting the structure of the home and its contents
Indoor humidity levels, especially in basements and crawl spaces, can rise dramatically in the summer months and during the shoulder seasons. While some signs of excess moisture maybe obvious, like condensation on windows, often times they are hidden in the crawlspaces and basements of the home. This polluted air below the house will eventually move to the rest of the house, carrying musty odors, contributing to poor indoor air quality and causing uncomfortably high humidity levels. Studies show that as much as 50 percent of the air in a home comes from these below-grade areas.