Moisture in the home has many sources: plants, pets, people, cooking, washing, ground water, and infiltration of outside air. Moisture levels above 55% relative humidity can create musty odors and can also stimulate the growth of mold, mildew, bacteria, and other biological allergens.
To avoid the problems caused by moisture, a properly structured dehumidification system is necessary to maintain relative humidity between 45-50% throughout the home – especially the basement. This creates a less hospitable environment for dust mites, centipedes, silver-fish, spiders, and other pests.
Your basement can then be used for additional comfortable living space, the addition of a Wine Cellar, a Lap Pool, or simply adequate for the safe storage of clothing, books, heirlooms, and collectibles.