Dehumidifiers for Basements:Enjoy Your Storage Areas
This article is about when and how to use dehumidifiers for basements. If you live in a home with a basement, you might find that there are some inherent problems.
Musty odors, mildew and mold are problems which can escalate and prove to be costly to eradicate. As long as the actual foundation of your basement is intact, the use of dehumidifiers can eliminate problems associated with high indoor humidity in your home.
There are many types of basement dehumidifiers to choose from. Selecting the proper one will save you time and effort in the long run, so it is wise to shop around for just the right one to serve your purposes.
If you are unsure which type of dehumidifiers for basements to use, a good place to start is to measure the square footage of the space which needs to be dried out or kept at a level of dryness. In this way, you can read the manufacturer’s specifications and know how many dehumidifiers you may require to suit your needs.
Keep in mind that some basement dehumidifiers may need to have the collection trays emptied. If you will be away from your home and not able to empty the collection trays, the results will be a damper basement than when you left! Look for a more expensive unit which is plumbed into your drainage system in your home. Then you can leave for extended periods of time and still come home to a dry, odor free basement – as it should be.
Once you have installed the proper dehumidifiers for basements, you can enjoy your basement space and the opportunity it presents to use it for storage, recreation or additional living quarters, knowing that it is a safe environment for you and your varied possessions.