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5 Evil Culprits of Basement Moisture (And How to Fix It)

5 culprits of basement moisture
5 culprits of basement moisture

People use their basements for many things. Perhaps yours is a storage space for old furniture and clothes. Or maybe you've turned it into a guest bedroom or a bedroom for your kids. Maybe it's a home gym, or perhaps you've built it into your dream man cave or woman cave. Regardless of how you make use of your basement space, one thing is for sure: moisture is not conducive to any of it. Basement moisture is a major and widespread problem for more reasons than just limiting the basement's use: It's a health and sanitation issue due to its effect on indoor air quality and its tendency to … continue reading

Here’s Why You Should Consider a Vapor Barrier for your Crawl Space

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Crawl Spaces are notorious for bad odors and high humidity. Frequently, those problems start making their way up into the living areas of a home. There are some good affordable solutions that can help. If your crawl space has dirt floor, then a smart first step would be to install a vapor barrier. A vapor barrier is a plastic sheet that is resistant to water vapor. Read the full article at: plasticrollsheet.wordpress.com After installing a vapor barrier, a next good step would be a crawl space ventilation unit which expels musty damp air and replaces it with fresher dry air from … continue reading

One Proven Way to Save on Your Energy Bills This Year

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basement moisture control saves money on energy bills

Did you know that a damp, musty basement is costing you money each and every day? While it may be tempting to forget about it down there at the bottom of the house, basement air ventilation is one of the most important concerns to keep in mind for homeowners. Here’s why. … continue reading

Get Rid of That Musty Odor Once and For All

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musty odor

Musty odors inside houses are common. They are caused by a buildup of moisture that has, in turn, encouraged the growth of mold and fungi. Serious health problems can result from exposure to certain strains of mold, while the oppressive odor alone can lead to depression in vulnerable people. If you notice a musty odor or suspect you have a problem with basement moisture control, you can turn to one of the following solutions. … continue reading

Here are the Top Benefits of a Dry Basement

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dry basement moisture control unit

If you have a dry basement, consider yourself one of the lucky ones. Research shows more than half of all basements in U.S. residences have issues with moisture, a problem that can cause a number of complications for the home’s occupants. Here are the top four benefits of a dry basement. … continue reading

3 Disadvantages of Basement Dehumidifiers

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energycosts

Keeping the temperature in your home comfortable is important, both in winter and summer, and maintaining a proper humidity level with a basement ventilation system is essential to achieving that goal. Here's why a basic basement dehumidifier may not do the trick.   The Importance of Humidity Humidity occurs when water vapor is in the atmosphere. The higher the humidity level, the hotter you feel, as your body is not able to cool efficiently. High humidity levels can cause heat-related illnesses in the summer. You might think no humidity is better, but that’s not true. In the winter, … continue reading

5 Tips for Preventing Mold in Your Home

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prevent mold in your home

When you think about caring for your family’s health, whole house ventilation is probably not what first comes to mind. But mold inside your home can lead to an array of health problems. People with allergies or compromised immune systems may suffer serious complications from the presence of mold in their environment, while healthy people often develop nasal stuffiness or chronic coughs. It’s not always easy to spot the presence of mold, and mold spores can easily reproduce even on clean surfaces. The following tips will help you keep your home safe and free from mold-related toxins. … continue reading

4 Reasons Basement & Crawl Space Ventilation is an Absolute Necessity

Crawl space & basement ventilation
Crawl space & basement ventilation

Your basement and crawl space might seem like minor parts of your home, but it is vitally important to ensure that these areas have good ventilation. Basement and crawl space ventilation can improve your physical and financial health and protect your home. Here are four key reasons to install a basement and crawl space ventilation system.   1. Protect Your Health A proper ventilation system can remove lung irritants from the air in your home. As a result, allergy and asthma sufferers often experience fewer symptoms. Keep the air in your home clean and free from irritants by … continue reading

4 Benefits of Having a Ventilation System in Your Home

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Ventilation Systems

If you lack adequate building or basement ventilation, it can be detrimental to your health and to the condition of your property. But the right ventilation system can make your home a lot more comfortable, and not to mention, save you money. Here are some of the benefits of having a good home and basement ventilation system. Prevents Moisture Build-Up Without a solution like a ventilation system, water can build up as condensation and cause a range of problems, including blistering wall paint, peeling wallpaper and the growth of black mold. Equally, if anyone in your household has an … continue reading

How to Solve your Biggest Issues with Crawl Space Moisture

Crawl space moisture control
Crawl space moisture control

Crawlspace Moisture Problems Solved Houses are typically built over crawlspaces to keep the property above the water table. But, without the right insulation and ventilation, crawlspace moisture can lead to mold and wood rot, which may ultimately result in structural damage. To avoid this costly problem, homeowners need to take steps to properly ventilate their crawlspaces. Read on to learn how to avoid mold and wood rot.   Solutions to Poor Ventilation There are real benefits to having the right ventilation solution, including a potential reduction in energy costs, and an … continue reading