Problem: Humidity & Basement Odor
The moisture in the air in your home is known as humidity. It is important to ensure the humidity in your Denver area home is at the correct level. When the basement has too much humidity, it can cause a lot of problems. Because the support structure your home is built on is made from wood, the humidity can cause damage if it is left unchecked. The support beams, floor joists, flooring, and walls are all susceptible to rotting because of high humidity. A dehumidifier installed in the basement can be used to control the amount of excess moisture in the air. Additionally, this rotting wood will cause problems for the structural integrity of the home and may also become a home to unwanted pests, including termites and roaches.
The worst thing that can come from the elevated levels of humidity in your home is mold or mildew growth. Mold will grow on all organic materials in your home. Mold is a black or dark green fungus that grows on organic materials, in fact, it only needs three things to survive, which include: water, excessive humidity, and organic materials to feed off of. Using a dehumidifier to remove the excess moisture in the home will prevent the mold from being able to grow. Homeowners need to realize the importance of preventing and removing this nasty fungus since it can lead to many additional problems for the home's overall well-being, as well as for its inhabitants' health. Let the experts at Denver Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing provide you with a proper humidity control system to make sure your home is safe.
Research has shown that mold in your Colorado basement can cause a number of health problems, including:
- Skin rashes
- Asthma attacks
- Respiratory problems
- Coughing and sneezing
- Cold/flu-like symptoms
As mold grows in your home, it will release spores into the air. The spores can travel throughout your home and your family can breathe them in. This can cause your family to become very sick and should be prevented whenever possible.
Controlling Basement Humidity in Colorado homes
A dehumidifier can be installed quickly in the basement, and we have a variety of models available. We will help you to choose the best one for your home based on the basement's size. You won't want a system that is too large or too big for your home's unique needs. The dehumidifier will control the levels of humidity in the air so that you won't need to worry about dangerous mold growth or the other problems it can lead to.
For more information about controlling the amount of humidity in your basement, please feel free to give us a call today. We have basement experts on hand who will be able to address any questions or concerns that you may have about taking care of your basement and its overall health and well-being.