Does the air in your basement feel musty? Are there signs of mold? Have you noticed minor water damage, but unsure of the cause? If you’ve answered “yes” to any of these questions, there may be good reason to consider a dehumidifier for your basement. Here are some of the reasons why you might need a basement dehumidifier for your Rochester home:
Preventing mold and mildew
Because most basements are breeding grounds for moisture, a dehumidifier can significantly reduce the build-up of mold and mildew. Because mold spreads when excess moisture can help it grow, a dehumidifier reduces humidity and condensation to stop it at its source. Preventing mold and mildew growth can have a direct impact on the health and safety of your family, improving air quality and reducing toxins in your home.
Protecting your property
By lowering humidity levels, you will essentially be protecting your property and belongings from water-related damage. When left unaddressed, high humidity can cause major damage to many structural components of your home. From ruining floors to harming baseboards, excessive humidity is a huge culprit of damaged property, including furniture, electronics, and various types of equipment.
Improving air quality
A dehumidifier can be a game-changer in improving your air quality, reducing bacteria and allergens lurking in the air throughout your basement. By eliminating these contaminants in a basement where they are most likely to originate, you’ll experience better air quality in your home, having a direct effect on your family’s health and wellbeing.
A dehumidifier can be a worthwhile investment for your basement, especially if you’ve encountered an accumulation of moisture. At Storm Basement Waterproofing, based in Rochester, NY, we handle basement dehumidifier residential installations, and are qualified to install all types of dehumidifiers. For more information, please contact us directly at (585) 622-2717.