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How Do Dehumidifiers Work?

How Do Dehumidifiers Work?Waterproofing isn’t always the end-all be-all answer to mold, as the tiny particles of moisture in the air can be enough to prompt mold to grow. Even if leak and flood risks have been eliminated, these teeny tiny particles can still provide just enough moisture to give mold it’s trifecta for life, and one of the best ways we recommend keeping this mold out is by keeping a dehumidifier on hand. Maryland can be home to some moist air, and underground air can be moist to begin with, so investing in a dehumidifier to eliminate basement mold growth is an idea any homeowner should consider.

A humidifier pumps moisture into the air, and these may be used to keep the air less dry during the winter in any room of the home, and a dehumidifier is used to do the opposite job. While a humidifier pumps moisture into the air, a dehumidifier takes it out, leaving your basement with no excess moisture in the air to lead to the perfect conditions for mold to grow.

How dehumidifiers work is simple. A fan is used to pull in moist air from your basement, and once this air is pulled inside the dehumidifier, it’s run over cold coils that draw the moisture from the air. To make sure cold air isn’t being pumped continuously back into the home, the now cool air is again reheated to a comfortable temperature, and sent back out into your home dry and warm. The moisture that was taken out of the air from the cold coils is collected in a reservoir area in the dehumidifier, which can then be emptied safely when filled.

Having a dehumidifier in the basement can ensure that moist air isn’t contributing to any mold growth, and it’s a step that is smart to take after you’ve had a mold remediation performed on your home. If you’re in need of a mold remediation or a basement waterproofing of any kind, our professionals can help. To see how we can help to keep moisture and mold out of your space, call us at AA Action Waterproofing today!

This entry was posted in Basement Waterproofing, Mold & Mildew on February, 08, 2016