Dehumidifiers: The Masters of Subterfuge
September 6th, 2017
Dehumidifiers are an excellent resource to combat the dampness of basements, particularly in the humid, summer temperatures. Dehumidifiers work well for diligent home owners who are willing to empty the dehumidifier multiple times a day to control the build-up of dampness in a basement. They work best under the best of conditions as well.
If your basement is essentially crack-free, mold-free, and well ventilated then a dehumidifier can be a homeowners best friend in the humidity of the summer in our Ontario homes.
However, dehumidifiers simply mask the problems that linger in our basements where problems already exist; dehumidifiers really are the masters of subterfuge. No matter how many hours a day you run and empty a dehumidifier, it does not have the power to fight existing mold and moisture damaged basements.
There isn’t a proud home owner that appreciates the smell of mold and the feeling of dampness in the air when they sit down after a long days work. The sofa and carpet feel damp to sit and walk on and your skin feels clammy to the touch. It’s manageable when it’s just the family that has to endure the smell and feel, but it’s down right embarrassing when a guest questions the pungent odor or the discomfort against his/her skin.
At this point, it is time to unplug the dehumidifier and dial for help. Clearly, there is a greater issue that has been masked long enough. The solutions are often quite simple and fixable. Our homes are perhaps the biggest financial investments we make in our lives and we have to protect that investment.
Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc. understands the pride of home ownership and invests their time and knowledge and experience to ensure that your house remains free of damage caused by cracks, dampness and moldy basements.
So remember, don’t hide the problem; fix the problem! Call toll-free Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc.