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Symptoms of High Humidity

The humidity levels change throughout the year depending on the different weather seasons. While for most people living near the coastline they experience high humidity levels all year round. It might be virtually impossible to control the humidity levels outside your home, you can, however, control the humidity levels in your home.

What are the signs of high humidity in the house?

  1. Visible condensation on windows and glass doors.
  2. Mold or mildew growth can be seen on the walls or ceiling.
  3. Rotting wood in the house.
  4. Mold or mildew on windows tracks or sills.
  5. Mold growth in the laundry room, or around sink or shower.
  6. Musty smell in the indoor air, on carpets or furniture.
  7. Water stains(Yellowish-brown in color) on the walls. This is usually an indicator of a leak in the wall or rising in the damp.
  8. Clearwater stains on the basement floors – which is an indication of a groundwater runoff problem and drainage around the basement.
  9. Wood warps – high moisture make a door or even windows frames made of wood not to fit properly when closing.
  10. Increased or recurrent skin infections, asthma attacks, respiratory problems and allergic reactions.

Humidity levels in the kitchen, laundry room, the bathroom and the basement is usually higher compared to the rest of the house. Most homeowners tend to deal with the high humidity in most of this rooms and assume the basement. It is mainly because the high humidity in this room can be easily fixed by opening up windows and allowing air circulation to work its magic. Most basements are partial or completely underground, hence have limited ventilation.

What causes high humidity in the house?

  • Changes in weather.
  • Inadequate ventilation in the house.
  • Lack of proper drainage of the rainwater around the house. If rainwater concentrates around the basement, it will get into the basement walls and floor leading to dampness in the basement.
  • Neglected AC maintenance.
  • Poorly maintained pipes. – pipes with leaks will leak the water into the walls, causing a lot of structural damage.

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What damage can the high humidity cause?

High humidity in the house cause number of structural damages that can cost a fortune to repair. They include :

  • High humidity in the house can cause wood rot, especially in the basement. if the high humidity problem is not corrected then the complete replacement will be needed. That would cost you a fortune.
  • Humidity in the basement destroys the structural integrity of the home foundation. This can greatly reduce the value of the house.
  • High humidity in the house can trigger corrosion of electronic gadget and appliances.
  • High humidity destroys wallpaper, fabrics, carpets and soft furnishing.
  • High humidity causes wood to warp or bend out of shape. If the moist rest on books it can trigger the growth of mold on them.

What should you do to fix the high humidity in the home?

  • Clean all the house vents to allow air circulation.
  • Open the windows often – even when its winter.
  • Install fans in the humid rooms like the kitchen and they should be on for often.
  • For a long-term and a more convenient solution – invest in BaseAire dehumidifier.70 pint dehumidifier

When choosing the best BaseAire dehumidifier for your need you must understand :

  1. Level of humidity in the house. – this can be easily done using a hydrometer or by carrying out a simple inspection of the condensation levels in the house.

Here are the different levels of humidity:

  • Moderately damp (50 – 60%) – The house smells musty and feels damp during the humid weather months.
  • Very damp (60 – 70%) – the house remains damp and musty all year round.
  • Wet. (70 – 85%) – there are visible water stains on the walls and floor.
  • Extremely wet (85 – 100%). – There is water on the floor of the house or the basement.
  1. The square – foot of the house to be dehumidified – once you understand the size in square feet of your home and the level of humidity in the house, you can easily understand the capacity of BaseAire dehumidifier you should buy. We advise that you get a dehumidifier that has a capacity higher than what you require.

The capacity of a dehumidifier - refers to the amount of moisture the dehumidifier is able to extract from the house every 24 hours. If the levels of humidity in the house are high, then you need a dehumidifier with a high capacity.

 

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Control the humidity levels anywhere inside your home with BaseAire products.

Whether you're located in the Atlantic coastline states, the central states, or the Pacific coastline states, humidity remains an important factor in our daily lives.
The humidity levels change throughout the year depending on different seasons changing. You will never see the increase in humidity, but you will feel it.
Most warm regions, especially along the coastline, are known to have high moisture and humidity levels.
High humidity is not only the biggest threat to the structural integrity of your home, but it can also affect your household belongings and physical health.
At BaseAire, we show our dedication to helping you control the humidity level in your home and commercial workplace by offering a variety of dehumidifiers, different in:

- Capacity
- Size
- Airflow capabilities

Our specifically designed dehumidifiers will:

- Decrease the humidity level to below 50%
- Eradicate mold, mildew, and dust mite infestation
- Cleanse the indoor air of any mold spores, odor, and other impurities
- Reduce allergy triggers

The effects of high humidity:

i. High humidity levels in your home will make it feel warmer and stuffier.
ii. Increased humidity will make your home the perfect environment for mold, mildew, and dust mite growth! Known as some of the most common allergy triggers, this can cause health issues.
iii. Skin allergies.
iv. Wood warping – since wood can absorb some of the excess moisture, this makes the wood warp, causing wooden floors to feel uneven as well as wooden doors and windows not closing properly.
v. Appliance failure – in your home, if the excess moisture can condense inside the appliances, this can cause fluid damage to said appliances.
vi. Wallpaper and paint will peel within a space with excess humidity.
vii. Wood rot – wet wood provides the perfect place for fungi growth which causes the wood to rot at an accelerated rate.
Repairing the appliances or replacing the rotting wood can be expensive for many homeowners, hence the importance of a BaseAire dehumidifier.

Common signs of high humidity in the house:

You can easily determine the humidity levels of your home using a hygrometer. But if you do not have access to one, here are some of the signs that show the presence of high humidity in your home:

- Constant reoccurring condensation on window planes and glass doors, especially in the morning.
- Water spots on the walls and ceiling.
- Black mold growth on the walls or ceiling.

In heavily moisturized spaces, like the basement, you will see condensed water on the walls or floor.

How does a dehumidifier work?

Dehumidifiers are electric appliances that extract excess humidity from the air.
We designed our dehumidifiers to pull the air from the house into the unit where it then passes over a series of coolant coils that condense the excess moisture. This removes odor, mold spores, and other impurities from the air. The unit then collects condensed water in a collection tray or pumped out of the unit depending on the model of BaseAire dehumidifier you buy.
The air is then warmed up and pumped out of the dehumidifier back into the room. This process repeats until the relative humidity level of the space lowers below the set level.

Why should you invest in a BaseAire dehumidifier today?

We have a wide variety of dehumidifiers designed for residential and commercial use. Our engineers have gone a step further, designing need-specific dehumidifiers for the basement, crawlspace, garage, office, and storage room. BaseAire dehumidifiers will lower the humidity levels in your home, making it impossible for harmful allergens like mold, mildew, and dust mites to grow. So, if a customer needs a humidity issue in their home fixed, our dehumidifiers will exceed their expectations. Improve your indoor air quality today! Speak to us about your humidity issues and our water damage & restoration experts will help pick the right dehumidifier for you