E & R Exterminating Company, Inc.
 
E & R Exterminating Co., Inc., Pest Control Services, Newport News, VA
 
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Moisture control services

Dehumidifier Systems

High moisture and humidity can cause major problems in your homes crawlspace. The moisture control experts at E & R Exterminating's install a complete dehumidifier system, which includes a poly moisture barrier at 100% ground coverage and sealing off all foundation vents to prevent any problems from occurring. We have several systems available. Call us for more information on our systems.

Santa Fe Advance 2 Dehumidifiers

Studies have shown that as much as 50% of the air in your home comes up from your basement or crawlspace. This air is often higher in moisture content and carries with it various allergens and musty odors. When conditions linger above 60% relative humidity for extended periods of time, mold, mildew, and bacteria growth is stimulated.
The American Lung Association, American Medical Association, and the EPA recommend maintaining relative humidity levels in the 30% - 50% range. Ventilation and air conditioning alone cannot provide the protection offered by a high capacity dehumidifier like the Santa Fe Advance 2. Protecting your family and your biggest investment is worth the best.
 
"Application-Specific" Design
The Santa Fe Advance 2 features dual outlets that are specifically designed to provide the optimal amount of airflow in crawlspaces and basements. The optional condensate pump and duct kit can provide the installation flexibility necessary for almost any application.
  • Quiet Operation - The Santa Fe Advance 2 is engineered for quiet operation.
  • High Efficiency - Exceeds Energy Star® efficiency requirements.
  • Large Capacity - The high capacity Santa Fe Advance 2 provides 90 points per day of water removal in crawlspaces up to 2200 sq. ft. This single unit can handle the challenges several conventional dehumidifiers often struggle to maintain.
  • Low Temperature Operation - Engineered for crawlspaces, and the temperature and air flow issues that the present. When many conventional dehumidifiers have stopped removing water from the air, the Santa Fe Advance 2 keeps on protecting you and your home
  • Superior Air Filtration - MERV-8 filtration is standard on the Santa Fe Advance 2. This superior level of air filtration also keeps the unit working at peak efficiency, out performing other conventional dehumidifiers.
  • Auto Restart - Santa Fe dehumidifiers will automatically restart at the original setting after a power outage.
  • Optional Equipment - A duct kit and condensate pump are available for use with the Santa Fe Advance 2. These optional kits provide the ultimate in flexibility for your specific installation requirements.
*American Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) standard testing conditions are 80°F and 60% RH.
 
Consequences of High Humidity
  • The ground in a crawlspace or under the basement slab remains at a near constant temperature of 50-60°F year round. These cool surface temperatures create micro-environments where the relative humidity of the air approaches its saturation point (100%RH) and condensation (or sweating) can occur. These conditions support mold/microbial growth and cause musty odors.
  • Crawlspaces and basements are a major source of air infiltration that permeates up into the living area, transmitting odors, carrying moisture, and creating an environment conducive to molds, pests, and dust mite infestation.
  • Wet crawlspaces and basements contribute to the cupping of wood floors and the deterioration of floor joists, beams, sub-flooring, insulation, and electrical-mechanical systems.
  • Excess moisture encourages mold growth on wood and on any other organic material in a crawlspaces.
Basement/Crawlspace Dehumidification
The cooler temperatures in crawlspaces and basements create unique humidity control challenges for homeowners.
Capacities for residential dehumidifiers are measured in pints of water removed per day at standard conditions (80°F and 60% RH) determined by the American Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM). At these conditions, the capacity of the Santa Fe Advance 2 is 90 pints per day, while most standard residential units range from 20 to 65 pints of water removal per day. However, most basements and crawlspaces are cooler than 80°F and therefore the water removal capacity of the standard residential unit will be diminished significantly.
The Santa Fe Advance 2 is necessary to ensure that enough moisture is removed at the real-world temperature of your crawlspace or basement to prevent mold, mildew and bacterial growth. The Santa Fe Advance 2 is designed for these cooler applications.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Santa Fe Advance 2 can handle the challenges conventional dehumidifiers often struggle to maintain.
 
Remote Hygrometer
 
 
Displays indoor and outdoor temperature, relative humidity, moon phases, time and date.
Wireless sensor with low temperature adaptor included.
 
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Crawlspace Alert™
 
 
Works remotely with your Santa Fe Dehumidifier to provide a warning light when humidity levels are too high in the crawlspace and will automatically turn off the dehumidifier if the overflow safety switch is stripped on the condensate pump.
 
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Consequences of High Humidity in crawlspaces
  • Wet crawlspaces contribute to the cupping of wood floors and the deterioration of floor joists, beams, sub-flooring, insulation, and electrical-mechanical systems.
  • Excess moisture encourages mold growth on the wood and on any other organic material that is in the crawlspace.
  • Crawlspaces are a major source of air infiltration that permeates up into the living area, transmitting odors, saturating structures, and creating an environment conducive to molds and dust mite infestation.
Free Standing Installation
 
Ventilation of a crawlspace to control relative humidity only works consistently in an arid climate. In most climates, ventilation can add significant quantities of moisture during humid times.
Depending on the outside weather, as much as 375 pounds of water per day can infiltrate a crawlspace through powered ventilation.
Proactive dehumidification of a sealed crawlspace is the only way to ensure desired humidity levels are present.
 
 
  1. Seal all outside vents to eliminate outside air, which also reduces heating/cooling loads and uncontrolled moisture intake.
  2. Install vapor barrier over exposed earth.
  3. Install dehumidifier to provide humidity control regardless of outside conditions.
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FOUNDATION VENTS

 
New research indicates that foundation vents do not always expel moisture or keep the crawlspace dry. Rather than removing crawlspace moisture, venting can make the problem worse.
Building scientists have found that when warm, moist outside air enters a crawlspace through vents, the air cools and dramatically increases the relative humidity of the crawlspace.
When the relative humidity reaches 100%, condensation accumulates on the walls, floors, and building components.
Just 100 cfm of 70°F dew point air entering a crawlspace would require the removal of about 10 gallons of water per day!
 
 
As a solution to vented crawlspaces where condensation, humidity, and other changes in the atmosphere can leave the space damp and moldy - a closed crawlspace with dehumidification for humidity control is recommended.