Frequently Asked Questions
Many basements are damp because moisture permeates through the foundation, leaks around the seams, and or because of high humidity levels. The use of a properly sized dehumidifier to reduce humidity levels to around 50 percent can assist lowering the risk of mold and mildew growth, improving indoor air quality and preventing damage.
Crawlspaces are know to be damp places that contribute to mold/ fungus growth and pest infestations such as termites which destroy the structural integrity of your home. Properly preparing your crawl space and installing the correctly sized commercial quality dehumidifier is they key to a healthy environment.
Applying a 100% vapor barrier and sealing it to the walls and piers a minimum of 8″ above the outside grade of earthen material.(dirt, mulch, etc.) Seal your foundation vents and other openings to the outside to reduce entry of moisture. Remember to always check with your local building codes before sealing your crawl space. It is highly recommended that you allow a trained professional perform this procedure.
Yes, by reducing the excess humidity in a space. A smaller load is placed on the HVAC system because air that is less dense with moisture is easier to cool/heat.