One way moisture enters basements and crawl spaces is through block walls.
Without water, life cannot exist. But that doesn’t mean it’s always welcome, especially in our homes. Excess moisture, whether in the form of water or high relative humidity, is typically the number one enemy of buildings and their contents. It can wreak all sorts of havoc:
Moisture from surrounding soil can enter a crawl space or basement as water or water vapor and from there, water vapor can migrate throughout the house. In addition, below-grade spaces are like condensation machines. Warm, moist air comes in contact with cool surfaces and creates condensation. Other sources of moisture include:
Source: Michigan State University Extension
Dehumidification: The Anti-Mold. Besides fixing a water leak, which is imperative to preventing the growth of mold in your home, removing moisture from the air is necessary to make your home mold and mildew free.
If there is high humidity and musty odors in your basement or crawl space, it will affect the upstairs environment. Mold and mildew are musty smelling fungi that thrive in moist conditions, like in your basement or crawl space. Dust mite fecal matter is the #1 indoor allergen.
The SaniDry Sedona will keep your home below 55% Relative Humidity, so mold won’t stand a chance and dust mites will die off.
Whether a dehumidifier will keep up and ensure mold won’t grow in all seasonal conditions depends on how much water it will take out of the air. This depends on capacity and air flow.
The SaniDry Sedona has over a whopping 100 pints per day capacity and will move over 300 cubic feet of dry air per minute around your basement or crawl space.
By drying the below-grade area of your home, the SaniDry Sedona will help make your whole house drier and healthier!
Additionally, with our Home Repair Financing, you can add one to your home for only a few dollars per month!
The SaniDry™ Sedona and our other basement dehumidifiers are only available from Keystone Basement Systems. Contact Keystone Basement Systems today to request a consultation and get a free estimate on the installation of a dehumidifier. You will not regret it.
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