The Fresh & Clean Crawl Space Ventilation System by Ion Technologies is an all-in-one dehumidifier and air purifier. Consistent recirculation of clean and healthy air throughout the entire home is done by removing damp, unhealthy air from the crawl space and redistributing dry, healthy air from the upper levels to the lower level.
Unlike traditional dehumidifiers, the Fresh & Clean Crawl Space Ventilation System is maintenance free, eliminating the need to change filters or empty buckets of water. The Fresh & Clean is also extremely energy efficient, allowing for minimal operation costs. One Fresh & Clean System completes the work of several dehumidifiers while operating at half the cost (an average of $2 to $3 a month in electricity).
One of the final steps in the crawl space waterproofing process should be crawl space ventilation with the Fresh & Clean. Contractors should do a thorough inspection of the crawl space to find any existing or potential issues that could lead to seepage problems. Common issues include concrete walls and floors that allow moisture to seep through, leaking cracks, an inadequate sump pit lid that provides easy entry for moisture and soil gases, an aged sump pump and/or switch and a drainage system that does a poor job at distributing away groundwater from the home.
Musty crawl spaces are commonly accepted as normal but dangerous airborne microscopic spores from mold are responsible for the smell; triggering allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments. By removing the moisture, odors and contaminated air from the crawl space, contractors can create a healthy environment that will circulate throughout the entire home. Whether the crawl space is encapsulated or not, its air circulation has a significant impact on the rest of the home’s air quality. A clean and healthy crawl space goes a long way towards a positive whole home health experience.