Have you ever walked into a basement and you could feel the moisture in the air? Contact the specialists at Story Basement Technologies for a free evaluation for your home or business.
Basements and crawlspaces are a major source of air infiltration that rises into the living area. The moist air transmits odors and creates an environment for mold and dust mite infestation to thrive.
Moisture in basements and crawlspaces contribute to the cupping of wood floors and the deterioration of floor joists, beams, sub-flooring, insulation and electrical-mechanical systems. Excess moisture encourages mold growth on wood and any organic material in your basement or crawlspace.
Cooler temperatures in basements and crawlspaces create unique humidity control challenges. Often the only way to maintain the EPA’s recommended humidity levels for homes of 50% RH or less is by running a high capacity, high efficiency dehumidifier.
Most standard residential units remove 20 to 65 pints of water per day. However, most basements and crawlspaces are cooler than 80°F and a standard residential unit will not condition your space effectively. A large capacity dehumidifier may be needed to remove enough moisture to prevent mold, mildew or bacterial growth.