Basement Humidity, Must & OdorKeeping the moisture in the air (humidity) in your home at the correct level is very important, especially making sure that the basement humidity is at the right level, if it isn’t it can cause problems. Since your home using wood, a high humidity can cause damage if not corrected. That includes support beams, floor joists, flooring, and walls in your Denver home could all have rotting issues if the humidity is too high. The best way to resolve this is by installing a dehumidifier in the basement to control the humidity in the air. If there are rotting wood problems it could effect the overall structure integrity of your home and it could lead to termites and roaches.

What Else

Mold and Mildew grows whenever there are high levels of humidity in a home.  Mold will attach itself to organic materials in your home.  To identify if you have mold in your home, it is either a black or dark green fungus that will grow in water, if there is excessive humidity, and organic materials to stick to. One of the best ways to reduce humidity and prevent the mold from growing is by installing a  a dehumidifier to remove the excess moisture in your home will prevent the mold from being able to grow.

Mold Health Issues

The effects of having toxic mold in your home can cause respiratory symptoms and other health problems. The Environmental Protection Agency reports that any type of mold can cause health issues.  The more toxic mold you have in your home and the longer your are in the area and exposed to it, the more health issues you will have.  It especially can cause health problems if you tend to be more sensitive to your environment.

As mold grows in your home, it releases spores into the air.  that can travel throughout your home and your family and you will breathe it in. Unfortunately, this it make your family sick and should be corrected as soon as possible.

As mold grows in your home, it releases spores into the airToxic mold can cause issues to the respiratory system, it includes:

  • Asthma attacks/worsening of asthma symptoms
  • Development of asthma not previously having condition
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Stuffed up nose
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis – similar to bacterial pneumonia)
  • Pulmonary hemorrhage – acute bleeding from the lung
  • Allergic reactions similar to hay fever

Correcting Humidity, Mildew & Mold in your Colorado Home

DehumidifierSolution: Dehumidifier

We can install a dehumidifier quickly in the basement of your home, and there are different models to choose from.   Deciding which is the best one for your basement is based on its size.  There is no reason to pick a dehumidifier that is too large or too small for your home’s unique needs.  All of our models will be able to control the level of humidity in the air so you no longer will have to worry about high mold and mildew growth or any of the other problems it can lead to.

Let the experts at Denver Foundation Solutions provide you with a proper humidity control system to make sure your home is safe.  Call us today at (303) 660-6508.