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Basement Dehumidifiers Prevent Humid and Damp Basements in Chicago, Illinois
So, you don't have a finished basement and you live in the Chicagoland or Northwest Indiana area. Then you don't have to worry about making sure that the area is dry, safe, and healthy, right? Wrong! When you have a leaky basement, it's going to make your whole home feel damp and smell musty (kind of like dirty gym socks). Perma-Seal continually stresses to homeowners that regardless of what you use your basement for, you need to make sure that it isn't humid, damp, or growing dangerous mold. That unhealthy air will make it's way upstairs since up to 50% of the air we breathe originates in the lower living space of the home.
A Little About Mold…
You see, mold needs three things to survive, which are humidity levels about fifty percent, moisture, and organic material to feed on. The organic material could include anything from cardboard boxes and old clothes, or most building materials like drywall, insulation and even carpet! Also, mold has been known to cause a variety of health problems for individuals of all ages, including:
- Breathing problems
- Sinus infections
- Asthma attacks
- Allergic reactions
- Skin irritation
- Headaches and fatigue
So before you spend thousands of dollars on medicines and treatment for allergies, address one of the major causes of the problem: the unhealthy air below.
What's the first step?
The most important thing to do is to make sure that there are no active leaks or seepage in your basement. If you have a very damp basement or can see evidence of seepage after rainstorms, it's important to have a professional like Perma-Seal inspect your basement inside and out to diagnose the cause of the issue and offer you a permanent solution. Once you get rid of just one “ingredient” in the recipe for mold, you won't need to worry about the growth of mold anymore, not to mention your basement will be safe, dry and healthy.
What Does a Basement Dehumidifier Do For Your Basement?
Once your basement no longer leaks when it rains, a basement dehumidifier can begin to make the air dryer, smell better and feel more comfortable. There are powerful and efficient appliances like the SaniDry XP that will control the humidity levels inside this entire area of your home. Not only will it remove mold spores, allergens and excess humidity, but it also purifies and deodorizes the air in your entire home!
As you can see, it's important to make sure that you get rid of these dangerous humidity levels inside the basement of your home. Perma-Seal can help! So, please give us a call at 1-800-421-SEAL to see what we can do for you!