Basement Humidity Control
After you have installed a basement waterproofing system, you can turn your focus to controlling the humidity and turning the basement into a more habitable area. Similar to installing a crawl space encapsulation system, the final piece of the puzzle is going to be a standalone dehumidifier or one combined with an air filter which will control the humidity levels and improve the air quality in the area. A large portion of the air in your home is drawn from the basement so ensuring this air is clean and at an appropriate humidity level is very important.
The EPA states that indoor air pollution is one of the top five environmental health risks. Common sources of indoor air pollution are building materials and furnishings such as insulation, damp carpet, and certain types of furniture, household cleaners, humidifiers, and even outdoor air pollution. The installation of a basement air filtration and dehumidification system can reduce the impact of these pollutants and contribute to reducing the overall humidity levels in your home.
Basement Dehumidifier and Air Filter
The Perma-Dry™ is one of the highest performing and most efficient air filtration and dehumidification system without a large heat exchange core. This will help prevent the growth of mold and mildew, reduce musty odors, and help provide healthy, dry air that can improve the overall health and comfort of your home. The Perma-Dry is Energy Star certified for high efficiency, has a filter to remove mold spores, dust, and fine particulates, drains directly to your water removal system, and has automatic humidity sensors to control excess humidity. When partnered with a basement waterproofing system for areas that experience high levels of relative humidity it will help to keep that level below 50%.
If you'd like to schedule a consultation with a member of our team to discuss improving the air quality in your basement, please contact us today.