Dehumidification 101

Why is a Dehumidifier Necessary?

A building's number one enemy is too much moisture or water in the air causing humidity. Moisture and humidity can cause many different issues for your home and your family's health. Over time, your structural components will become weak from issues like structural decay, and these moisture issues are also an open invitation for carpenter ants, termites, or other insects that can do damage to your structure.

That's not all though. Moisture can also wreak havoc on other equipment and even your health. Some of the other issues that stem from too much water and moisture include:

  • Structural Decay
  • Presence of Structural Damaging Insects
  • Metal Corrosion
  • Mold & Mildew
  • Chipped and Peeled Paint
  • Overworked HVAC Systems
  • Allergens and Dustmites
  • Respiratory Issues such as asthma or allergies
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Other Sources of Moisture in the Basement or Crawl Space

You may not know that moisture can also threaten your basement and crawl space in the form of water vapor. Surrounding soils can easily transfer moisture to these areas as water vapor, which can also affect the rest of the home. 50% of the air you breath upstairs, travels up through the home from the basement or crawl space. This is called the "Stack Effect". Your basement and crawl space are an open invitation for condensation since these environments are below-grade level, and cooler than the outside air many months of the year.

As warm air reaches cool surfaces, it condenses, and turns into water moisture, which can happen any number of ways. Some of the most common types of moisture come from activities that you may not even realize create moisture. Daily activities such as bathing, breathing, mopping, cooking, and doing laundry can all create moisture issues for your home, but with Wiseaire dehumidification, you can control the humidity level in your home.

Dehumidification Solves Your Moisture Issues

A dehumidifier will work to remove exess moisture from the air, enabling you to control dampness and any potential damage to your belongings and home.

It is very important for the health of your family to keep the basement or crawlspace at a healthy humidity level, below 50%. Moisture in the basement or crawl space attracts mold which can cause respiratory problems. Leaving your basement damp will also raise your home's heating and air conditioning bills. 

Helpful tips to controling humidity in your home: Have your air leaks sealed so that the humid air won't have a place to enter, install a sump pump to address any ground water seepege entering the basement or crawl space, install a capable dehumidifier to lower moisture to a healthy level.

When it comes to controling moisture and humidity levels in basements and crawl spaces, the experts at WiseAire just can't be beat. We have a friendly, professional staff who are always happy and ready to answer any questions you may have. There are no bad questions, when it comes to your family's health.

For the health of your family, and the protection of your home, don't delay any further, call us as as soon as possible. Dial 844-203-1819 or visit our contact page for a free estimate today!

 

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