A damp basement that’s left untreated can cause musty odors, basement mold and mildew. This can cause health problems and affect the air quality throughout your home. Even with a waterproofing system, basement dampness can still be a problem.
Investing in a dehumidifier is a cost-effective way to dry your damp basement. A dehumidifier from Ohio Basement Systems makes it easy to control humidity in even the most challenging basement conditions.
A suitcase-size household dehumidifier has a fairly small fan that blows moist air over an equally small cooling coil. While this type of unit can perform effectively in an upstairs room, it’s vastly overmatched by the basement’s size, humidity level and lower temperatures.
Our dehumidifiers are at their best under the worst basement conditions. With our dehumidifier, you simply get more of everything: greater drying capacity, more durable, reliable performance, improved energy efficiency, and the added benefit of air cleaning.
Basement dehumidifiers can be an extremely important part of fixing your basement. What should you know about choosing and installing a dehumidifier?
Can I Use a Basement Dehumidifier to Fix Basement Flooding?
Even though a basement dehumidifier can be extremely effective when handling the dampness left behind after your basement floods, it shouldn’t be the only way you try to fix flooding in your basement. A basement dehumidifier can’t pump out standing water; you’ll need to use a sump pump to get the water out the right way first.
Do I Really Need to Fix Leaks Before Installing a Basement Dehumidifier?
Some people try to install a basement dehumidifier instead of fixing small leaks and other water entry issues in their basement. Even though a basement dehumidifier can help you avoid secondary problems arising from these small leaks, fixing the leaks at their origin will save water and avoid the possibility of complete basement flooding.
What’s the Right Dehumidifier for My Basement?
Choosing the right dehumidifier isn’t as easy as it might sound at first. Although room-sized dehumidifiers can be effective in upstairs rooms, they’re no match for the dampness that many basements naturally end up with. You need to choose a specially made basement dehumidifier to make sure it effectively dehumidifies the area.
Can I Install a Dehumidifier Myself?
The rise of DIY fixes has made many people choose DIY solutions over calling in an expert. Although this is extremely useful for small problems that don’t necessarily need the expertise of a professional, a dehumidifier is another question. Request a free estimate today to get more information about dehumidifier installation in your basement.
To schedule a consultation and get an estimate on dehumidifier installation, contact Ohio Basement Systems today!