Is Your Basement Always Damp and Humid, Especially After Rains?
Your basement is probably he coolest area of your home. The coolness makes a good, dry basement invaluable as a living space during the hottest days of summer.
Your basement is, of course, built under ground. This puts the walls and floor of your cellar in direct contact with the soil around your home. Many basements have either no windows or only a small egress window, so heat from the sun rarely gets inside of your cellar.
This all leads to higher humidity levels. While the cool air can be a haven in the summer, that cool, humid air can lead to huge problems
Basement Humid? You Have a High Risk to Rust, Mildew, and Dangerous Mold
High humidity levels in your basement bring on moisture, which is a real basement killer.
Moisture feeds mold. This is why damp basements and crawl spaces are favorite breeding grounds for mildew and mold.
Anything stored in your basement is at risk for moisture damage.
And, more importantly, mold is extremely dangerous to your family’s health.
The EPA Recommends 50% Humidity in Your Basement
How do you keep moisture out of your cellar?
- Install a powerful dehumidifier, and your basement waterproofed.
- Waterproofing is key because no matter how strong the dehumidifier is, it’s not powerful enough to keep your cellar dry when water is getting inside when it rains.
Waterproofing your basement or crawl space keeps water out, and helps the are remain dry – this kills mold, and protects your furniture, stored goods, and walls