Benefits of Dehumidification
Moisture in the home has many sources: plants, pets, people, cooking, washing, groundwater, and infiltration of outside air. Moisture levels above 55% relative humidity can create musty odors and can also stimulate the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria, and other biological allergens.
To avoid the problems caused by moisture, a properly sized dehumidifier is necessary to maintain relative humidity between 30-50% throughout the home—including the basement. This creates a less hospitable environment for dust mites, centipedes, silver-fish, spiders, and other pests. Your basement can then be used for additional comfortable living space and the safe storage of clothing, books, heirlooms, and collectibles.