While the outdoors environment may thrive on high moisture levels that occur naturally in areas prone to high humidity, the homes we live in do not. Like the plants and other foliage that grow strong with steady moisture, so does mold and mildew when moisture is present in our basement or crawl space. Fortunately, your local waterproofing service here at Barrier Waterproofing Systems has developed several systems for sealing moisture out of your home’s foundation to keep it protected. For even further protection, we will install a dehumidifier to ensure that any crawl space encapsulation or basement waterproofing servicing will work at maximum effectiveness by maintaining a thoroughly dry climate. If you have a dehumidifier installed in your basement or crawl space, take a look at the tips below for keeping it running at optimal performance.
- Be sure to change out the filter after a steady amount of runtime. About 18 months would be a good interval to check.
- Be sure your fan mode is set to “auto”. This extends filter and fan life by ensuring the fan only runs when the dehumidifier is on. For those with poor air quality in your crawl space, you may want to keep your fan running continuously instead.
- The condensation line accumulates slimy buildup as the machine runs. This can eventually clog up the condensate line if left too long. Disinfecting with a vinegar or bleach solution will keep the unit clean as well as slow regrowth.
These tips will help your dehumidifier to run a little more effectively. If your machine stops working, is making strange noises, or is performing strangely, give Barrier Waterproofing System a call at (615) 257-1060 | (931) 536-1168. Our team of dedicated professionals will fix it up and get it back to working order.