Just because you have a waterproofing system doesn't mean you have a dry basement. Does your basement feel dry, smell dry and look dry? If not, it may be time for an upgrade.
Basements can become damp even after a basement waterproofing system is installed.
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When outside air is warmer than indoor air condensation occurs, especially when it's humid outside air. Subterranean levels of homes suffer the most from humidity. This is because the Relative Humidity of air goes up 2.2% for every degree you cool it. Basements are always cool because they are below ground. And we know that a house is like a chimney - air flows upwards, allowing air to escape the upper levels, with new air being sucked in at the lower levels.
Condensation forms on ducts.
If it's an 80-degree day with relative humidity of 80% and we suck this air into our basements and cool it to 68 degrees, the Relative Humidity goes up by 26.4% (12 degrees x 2.2%).
But wait a minute... 80% plus 26.4% is more than 100%, and we can't have more than 100%!
Instead, as the air becomes saturated, it gives up its moisture on your cold basement walls, floor, water tank, pipes, and other cold things. This is called condensation."
This allows your basement to become the perfect home for mold to grow and cause "stinky basement syndrome." And dust mites love high relative humidity levels as well.
In order to eliminate condensation you need to take water out of the air. This step needs to be done efficiently and effectively (not so easy unless you have the right equipment to do it with).
SaniDry™ Dehumidifier is much more powerful than a conventional model dehumidifier.
Energy Efficient, Industrial Strength Dehumidifier
A dehumidifier is the best answer to basement humidity in OH. But not just any dehumidifier!
At Basement Systems, we have been dealing with this issue intensely for nearly 20 years. The only machine that will get you the results you need is one called a SaniDry™ Basement Air System. And it's an awesome solution to basement humidity in OH!
To receive a FREE copy of "Dry Basement Science," which talks in more detail about dehumidification. relative humidity, and the SaniDry™ Basement and Crawl Space Air System, schedule your FREE home inspection and estimate, and we'll send the book to you.
For basement and crawl space dehumidifier in Ohio, we service the following areas: Columbus, Lima, Chillicothe, Dublin, Westerville, Delaware, Marysville, Reynoldsburg, Hilliard, Newark, and nearby.
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