Do I Really Need a Dehumidifier in My Basement?

Do you have any idea what’s really lurking in your basement? Basements are areas of the home commonly used for storage or as an expansion of living space, but chances are, you don’t occupy this area of the house as much as you do your kitchen and your bedroom. For that reason, basements are often neglected and the typical basement environment is a haven for dampness which can lead to mold, rot and therefore, major structural damage.

So, you’re wondering if you really need to put a dehumidifier in the basement. Well, what does a dehumidifier do and what are some of the benefits? Find out below:

What Does a Dehumidifier Do?

Contrary to popular belief, dehumidifiers do a lot more than help you deal with too much moisture in a given area.

Of course, they do that quite well…

…but, most models also contain HEPA filters to capture mold spores and other harmful airborne pollutants.

In addition to that, some also include a carbon filter to get rid of dingy odors commonly found in high-moisture areas.

How Do I Know if I Need a Dehumidifier?

  1. There is visible mold growing on the walls or on the ceiling
  2. The air in the basement feels moist and clammy
  3. You notice moisture or condensation on the windows
  4. There’s a musty or dingy smell lingering in the air
  5. Your home is prone to water run-off and areas surrounding your house constantly flood
  6. Basement walls or carpet feel damp to the touch

Notice any of the above warning signs in your basement? Then it’s time to arm that area of your house with a dehumidifier. Not only will it help fight back against too moisture, it can also help alleviate allergy symptoms and help you and your family breathe in fresher, cleaner air.

Have additional questions about dehumidifiers or whether or not you need one in your home? You’ve come to the right place. When you invite Levine & Sons into your home, you can be confident that our technicians will leave your home in the same condition it was in before they arrived. Give us a call today at 1-888-538-4631.