Just because you have a basement waterproofing system, doesn’t mean your basement is completely dry and free of moisture. If your basement doesn’t look, feel, or smell dry, it’s probably not and this means mold, dust mites, and odors are most likely present.
You could be unaware that your basement is damp and acting as a breeding ground for mold, dust mites and odor-causing damage.
How Condensation Contributes to Your Indoor Humidity
Condensation is usually present if outside air is warmer than indoor air, especially if it’s humid outside. Subterranean level homes carry the most damage from humidity because the relative humidity of air increases by 2.2% for every degree you cool it. But, because basements are below ground, they’re usually cooler, and since air flows upwards, it has the ability to escape through higher levels with new air being absorbed in the lower levels.
If the outside temperature is 80 degrees with a relative humidity of 80% and we suck this air into our basements and cool it to 68 degrees, the relative humidity goes up by 26.4% (12 degrees x 2.2%). But, 80% plus 26.4% is more than 100%, and we can’t have more than 100%! Instead, condensation occurs as the air becomes saturated, giving up its moisture to cold basement walls, floors, water tank, pipes, and other cold entities, making your basement the perfect place for odor and mold to grow. Dust mites also love high relative humidity levels.
Moisture Control Through Dehumidification
To eliminate condensation, you must remove water and moisture from the air which can be done quickly and efficiently with our energy efficient, industrial strength Santa Fe Dehumidification Systems. Without the proper equipment, it’s nearly impossible to completely remove all water and potential for mold, dust mites and odor.
Our Santa Fe Dehumidification Systems will effectively remove all humidity and moisture from the air and it will give you the outcome you’re hoping for!
Contact KC Waterproofing for a Free Consultation!
Our company has been in the basement moisture control service for a very long time. We have more than 30 years of experience and have developed numerous ways to put your basement into better shape. With the help of the following services, products, and installations, we assure you that your home will become safer and healthier.
- Basement Waterproofing
- Sump Pump System Installation
- Basement Crack Repairs
- Moisture Control Products
Contact us for a free consultation. We’ll determine the cause of your basement moisture and pin point the best solution to rid your home of mold, dust mites and odors the first time.