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Spring Means Basement Mold and Moisture

Joseph Coupal - Friday, May 25, 2012

With spring rains, warmer weather and summer right around the corner, mold is a concern for all homeowners, especially in the basement.

The humidity levels rise this time of year and mold, moisture and musty odors can become a problem. When your home has high levels of humidity in the basement, you can develop mold.

In the spring and summer, dehumidifiers come in handy as rain leads to damp, moldy basements. For a large basement, Consumer Reports recommends a large-capacity dehumidifier.
 
Consumer Reports found that large-capacity dehumidifiers are generally more energy-efficient than medium-capacity dehumidifiers. Dehumidifiers use a lot of energy and large capacity dehumidifiers cost less to run per pint of water removed.

Consumer Reports also checks how accurately dehumidifiers control the humidity in the room. Comfortable settings are anywhere from 30%  and 60%. If you suffer from allergies or asthma, it's important to set the humidity levels on a dehumidifier between 40% and 50%.

For information on dehumidifiers for your home, contact A-1 Foundation Crack Repair.

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