What Makes a Basement Smell Like One?

What Makes a Basement Smell Like One?

Mold. Mold damages property, causes illness, makes a basement smell like a basement, and too often makes the whole house smell like the basement. It can be controlled by one simple principle: Remove moisture from the air. When the air is dry, your stuff is dry, and when your stuff is dry mold doesn’t stand a chance.

Before we talk about how to remove moisture from the air, we first need to understand how mold got there in the first place. In order to grow, mold needs organic materials and water/high humidity. Organic materials such as wood, drywall, cardboard, and latex paint, are all found in a basement environment and make the perfect breeding grounds for mold. It doesn’t have to be wet for mold to grow, just humid. In fact, mold won’t grow underwater.

The answer is a dehumidifier. Installing a high-performance dehumidifier in the basement can alleviate allergy symptoms, improve air quality, and make your whole home more comfortable. Our SaniDry Sedona is a high-performance, high-efficiency dehumidification system, with an air filtration, in a single unit.When we talk about a dehumidifier that’s high-performance, it means how much water will it take out of the air. The SaniDry Sedona removes 100 pints of water per day out of your basement air, while using the same energy as a “40-pint” dehumidifier. It also drains automatically – so no buckets to empty.

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A high-efficiency dehumidification system means how much water it will take out of the air for how much money in electricity it costs you to run it. The Sedona is not only Energy Star rated, but it’s the most efficient dehumidifier without a large bulky heat exchange core – at over 2.9 liters of water per kilowatt-hour of electricity. This means you’ll save on electricity over the years while keeping your home dry and healthy.

By drying the below-grade area of your home, the SaniDry Sedona will help make your whole house drier and healthier! You’ll love how dry and clean your basement feels! To schedule an appointment for humidity control and waterproofing solutions, give us a call at 1-812-602-4025 or here for a free, no-obligation inspection.

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