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A crawl space dehumidifier is used for drying and maintaining the crawling space area in residential properties. There are many advantages to install a dehumidifier. Here are some of them.
A crawl space dehumidifier will remove the moisture in the air that can cause dampness in your property. Once dampness has set in, it is impossible to get rid of without an expensive course of treatment.
If you or your family suffer from allergies, installing a dehumidifier can make an enormous difference. It can remove dust and allergen spores from your property that cause allergies.
Installing a dehumidifier will often completely remove any musty odors you have in your residence giving your home a lovely fresh smell.
Many species of ants, in particular the carpenter ant, love damp areas. Installing a dehumidifier will dry out these areas. Carpenter ants can cause enormous damage to wood work in a residence.
Rodents, such as rats and mice, are also lovers of damp musty houses. A dehumidifier will help keep rodents out of your home.
Many residences suffer from mold growth that can cause damage and health problems. A crawl space dehumidifier will remove mold spores.
How to Fix Leaks in Whole House Humidifiers
Whole house humidifiers are great for houses with dry air inside of them (usually a by-product of furnaces heating air during the winter). Sadly, when these humidifiers leak, they can cause serious damage to a home. Here are some of the common causes of humidifier leaks along with simple instructions on how to fix them and get the humidifier back into working order in no time.
Check the Drain Line
If the drain line becomes kinked or clogged, the water will not exit the unit properly and the resulting backed-up water may leak out of the sides or bottom of the humidifier. Simply, remove any dips, hills, or kinks in the drain line, and flush it with hot water to fix this problem. If the line itself has a a hole or tear in it that leaks, replace it.
Replace the Water Panel Evaporator
If the water panel evaporator is clogged, it could cause a build up to form on the scale control insert which would, in turn, block the drain line. In this case, merely slide out the water panel evaporator and replace it with a new one. After the old water panel evaporator has been removed, but before the new one is installed, be sure to scrub the scale control insert clean and flush it out to remove the build-up causing the blockage.
Check the Solenoid Valve
The solenoid valve on the humidifier must be flowing in the correct direction and free of any debris that may keep the valve from closing completely. First, find the arrow on the solenoid that indicates which direction the water flows through it. If necessary, remove and reposition the solenoid valve to allow water to flow through them in the correct direction.You can remove the valve from the unit and unscrew the cover if the solenoid is placed correctly but the unit is still leaking.Some covers will be twist off, maybe you need a screwdriver. Once the cover has been removed, use a can of compressed air to remove any debris from the inside. When finished, you should be careful to reassemble the solenoid valve and install it back into the unit.