How Humidity Can Damage Your Basement

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 by Courtney Farnham

Moisture in the air can cause serious concerns to both you and your home. Mold thrives on moisture and wood, making basements and crawlspaces the perfect environment. Any humidity over 55% in your basement encourages mold to rapidly breed and spread. Mold can result in health concerns for you and your family. 

Mold growth can also cause a damp, musty smell that doesn't go away unless you eliminate the moisture. And due to the stack effect, the air naturally flows upward through your home, causing your whole house to smell musty.

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We have a solution! 

Our SaniDry™ Sedona Dehumidifier is the world's most efficient, high-performance dehumidifier, without a bulky heat exchange core. The Sedona easily fits in small crawl spaces, yet has a powerful blower to effectively dry large crawl spaces. Mold and mildew are common in crawl spaces, but the Sedona keeps the relative humidity below 55%, so mold won't stand a chance. As a high-efficiency ENERGY STAR® certified dehumidifier, the Sedona removes more moisture (100 pints per day) for less electricity cost than conventional models.

The SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier drains automatically and has a humidity sensor that monitors the air, so once it's installed, there's nothing else to do. Your crawl space will be drier and healthier - and so will the rest of your home too!

Call the professionals at Northern Basement Systems at 855-DRY-TIME to get a FREE ESTIMATE!


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