Basement Moisture Creates Mold!

Why should you have a dehumidifier in your home?

The Environmental Protection Agency says:

to ” keep indoor humidity below 60 percent (ideally between 30 and 50 percent) relative humidity.”

“the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.

“Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.”

The quickest reliable way to determine whether you need a dehumidifier is to use your nose.

If you can smell mold and mildew, your basement is wet. Hopefully the moisture is simply a result of humid air because your basement is below grade. In that case a dehumidifier will make a dramatic difference in your basement environment.

A thorough inspection can ensure that your moisture isn’t from some source such as leaky pipes, air conditioning condensation, or groundwater.

Once it has been decided that a dehumidifier is appropriate, we have some recommendations:

Install a good quality dehumidifier that will last

Eliminate the reservoir which will require emptying

Use a condensate pump or gravity fed drain

Check the humidity level to determine the proper setting for the dehumidifier – leaving the setting too high will do the job but waste energy by running constantly

We install commercial grade dehumidifiers which can stand alone or be integrated into a basement waterproofing system. Our units can handle a large open space or be ducted to handle finished spaces without seeing the equipment. All of the dehumidifiers we install are self-draining eliminating the need to constantly empty reservoirs. Once installed a humidistat is used to ensure proper dehumidification of the space.

Important Announcement! Winter Storm Toby has the potential to be another powerful storm bringing power outages across Massachusetts. As always we do our best to help as many people as possible, however our customers come first. If this is an emergency please call 1-800-653-4309. If you are a non-existing customer who needs an emergency pump out please call your local fire department.