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What Can A Dehumidifier Do For My Basement?

What Can A Dehumidifier Do For My Basement?If you’ve had your home waterproofed already, but you’re still worried about moisture coming in through the air, a dehumidifier is an excellent option. For those who have naturally humid basements, mold growth is always something to worry about, and a dehumidifier in conjunction with waterproofing services can really help to keep the mold out and keep your home healthy, safe, and fresh. Mold can grow quickly and take over your space at an alarming rate, and if this is something you wish to avoid, a dehumidifier can really be your answer.

A dehumidifier works to take the moisture out of the air of your space, and even with waterproofing, excess moisture in the air is something that cannot always be fixed. The underground nature of a basement can make the air down there quite moist, and even if water is kept out, sneaky humid air can still find its way in. The job of a dehumidifier is to suck in this humid air, remove the moisture, and pump it back out in a dry and warm fashion.

The way a dehumidifier works is simple. The fan on the machine draws in the moist air and runs it over a series of cold coils held inside. The cold coils take the moisture out of the air and condense it into a reservoir located at the bottom of the dehumidifier machine. Once the moisture has been removed from the air, it’s then reheated and sent back out into the space warm and dry.

A dehumidifier isn’t a huge machine or one that’s exceptionally noisy, so it’s quite convenient to keep in your basement or any other space in your home prone to moisture. After your home has been waterproofed, a dehumidifier can help to really keep the moisture out even if it sneaks in through the air.

If you’d like to have your basement waterproofed to keep liquid moisture out before investing in a dehumidifier to keep the gaseous moisture from the air of a space, we at AA Action Waterproofing can help! Just call us today and schedule a consultation to see how we can waterproof your home!

This entry was posted in Basement Waterproofing, Mold & Mildew on January, 28, 2016