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Disconnected Dryer Vent

March 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you have high moisture in your crawl space? In North Carolina it is considered high moisture if the moisture content of the floor joists or subfloor is 20% or greater. This is considererd condusive conditions for termites and for fungus. There are multiple causes and multiple fixes for high moisture in the crawl. Some are simple and some are complex. The fixes are sometimes inexpensive to very costly. Every house is different. Today I want to talk about one of the simplest reasons for high moisture which also has a very simple and inexpensive fix. This is disconnected dryer vents. I would say about 1 in 8 house in my market, (Charlotte NC, Concord NC, Lake Norman NC, Fort Mill SC) has a diconnected dryer vent. This lets that warm moist air flow freely into your crawl. Fungus and termites love the condition this causes. Have you checked to see if your dryer vent is diconnected lately?

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Tags: Home Improvement · Home Maintenance · Preparing Your Home for the Inspection · Remodeling · Selling Your Home · Termites

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