The best solution for high humidity in the basement
Nothing causes discomfort in your home quite like humidity, and there is a fine line between too much or too little. When the humidity levels in your home aren’t regulated, it can lead to several problems such as mold, musty odors, allergies, upper respiratory illness, poor indoor air quality, pest infestation, and damage to your property. High levels of humidity are especially problematic in the basement or crawl space which is why basement dehumidification is so important. Believe it or not, 50 percent of the air you breathe upstairs in your home comes from the lower level. This is known as “The Stack Effect.” The Stack Effect pushes cold air into your house, forcing the warmer air up and ultimately outside. In doing so, this effect is also carrying odors, moisture and mold from the basement to the upper living areas.
A dehumidifier for the basement or crawl space is the solution to preventing these issues by maintaining the humidity at the proper level. Dust mites and mold thrive in environments like a damp basement, especially if relative humidity down there is above 50 percent. A dehumidifier would allow you to maintain relative humidity at a much healthier percentage. But, not all dehumidifiers are created equal. The standard dehumidifiers found at most home improvement stores are not as effective as they should be.
At SouthernDry, we are proud to offer professional grade dehumidifiers from top-quality brands Santa Fe and Aprilaire. These units are far superior to residential models thanks to their capacity to remove up to 135 pints of water per day and cover areas as large as 5,000 square feet. A professional grade unit designed specifically for the basement or crawl space will also provide powerful air filtration as well use less energy when removing moisture
To determine which make and model is right for your home, call us today to schedule a free inspection from one of our qualified experts. At SouthernDry, we proudly serve homeowners and businesses in Birmingham, Hoover, Bessemer, Anniston, Jacksonville, Pell City, Cullman, Gadsden, Albertville, Jasper, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Oxford, Montgomery, and the surrounding areas.