Musty Odors & Indoor Air Quality

If your basement, crawl space or entire home has a musty smell, it’s more than a smell—it’s the gaseous byproduct of mold growth.

Since basements and crawl spaces have the highest levels of moisture and are the least ventilated areas of homes, they provide the ideal conditions and primary breeding grounds for mold spores, musty odors, dust mites, infestation and other biological growth.

Moisture naturally permeates from the outdoors through home foundations into basements and crawl spaces. Everyday activities such as laundry, cleaning, bathing, cooking and even breathing add to indoor moisture levels, which will saturate into a home’s structure. Relative humidity is highest at the lowest point of the house which has excess moisture, the coldest surface temperature and stagnant air, all of which contribute to a virtual picnic area for biological pollutants.

These contaminants do not stay confined in basements and crawl spaces, and closing the door won’t keep them away. Instead they spread throughout your entire home and contribute to Sick Home Syndrome, creating a health hazard for you and your family. Left untreated, these problems only get worse with time.

A WAVE Ventilation goes beyond dehumidifiers by extracting moist air and biological pollutants out of the dampest parts of your home—basements and crawl spaces—and replacing them with fresh, dry air. This substantially reduces moisture levels, depriving the biological contaminants of the necessary nutrients to thrive, and diminishing them in time. Reducing biological contaminants will minimize triggers for allergic reactions and the health problems associated with them.

Structural Damage

Moisture comes from the outside of the home through the foundation, walls and floors. Combined with moisture from natural everyday activities, moisture levels will continuously build up in basements and crawl spaces. A lack of ventilation does not remove this moisture. With nowhere to go, this moisture will begin to saturate into a home’s structure. The beams, floors, wall and frames will retain and absorb this moisture, similar to a sponge. Excess moisture will eventually cause wood rot, which threatens the structural integrity of a home, causing wood warping and window condensation.

A WAVE Ventilation unit greatly improves air flow over the surfaces of a home, drawing out saturated moisture, effectively drying out wood floors, beams, frames and concrete. By constantly circulating air throughout an entire home, both upstairs and downstairs, WAVE Ventilation prevents stagnation and condensation problems, preserving the structural integrity of your home. A dehumidifier can reduce moisture in small areas, but is limited in its ability to extract saturated moisture and dry out the structure of your home.


  • Solutions

    With just one WAVE Ventilation unit you can free your home of excess moisture, musty odors, dangerous gases and air pollutants that can cause structural damage and health problems.

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  • Technology

    Using less energy than a 40-watt light bulb, WAVE Ventilation units expel harmful gases, toxins and pollutants, replenishing your home with fresh, clean, moisture-free air.
     

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