Dehumidifier For Basement Mold

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Dehumidifier For Basement Mold


Dehumidifier For Basement Mold - There are several ways to help avoid moisture damage issues in a cellar. The first guideline is no dirt basements. Though these are somewhat less prevalent in this day in age, it's good to point out that dirt flooring not just hold a large amount of moisture but also can give off a variety of gases. When building a cellar, make sure you have a floor drain with a trap installed in the lowest point of the ground.

With no floor drain, any water that is spilled inside can't get out. Sump pumps are often used where flood because of a high water table might be a problem. In addition, waterproof the outside of the base walls and install a perimeter drainage system. A frequently overlooked problem in basements is moisture that comes from humidity.


The easiest way to control humidity would be to exhaust water vapor produced in the house to the outside. Signs of high humidity include condensation on windows, pipes or other surfaces as well a general sense of moisture from the air, dampness, and smells. Many times, the humidity is going to be caused by exposing the cellar to external air (open windows), having wet laundry hung to dry from the cellar, storing firewood from the cellar, and/or a drier vent that exhausts indoors.

In warm, humid weather, maintain cellar windows closed. Run the furnace fan continuously to circulate house air. The real key to maintaining basement humidity would be to keep them well ventilated and to keep extra moisture out of the cellar.