Benefits of Having a Dehumidifier in Your Basement

September 13, 2017


Deep below the earth’s surface lies an essential space in most homes: the basement. While this might be the most popular spot for storage or social gatherings, it’s also the prime area for mold buildup. If you’re concerned about breathing in harmful airborne debris, then we strongly suggest you invest in a dehumidifier for your basement and here’s why:

Reduces Humidity

The biggest downfall of most underground spaces is climate control. Despite the season, basements have a reputation to trap humidity that never seems to diminish. When you purchase a dehumidifier for your basement, it will regulate the climate temperature and will ultimately rid of humidity altogether. It’s the perfect way to regain control over the room’s temperature and reinstate comfort.

Reduces Mold

Another downside to humidity buildup is mold production. Since mold has a passion for growing in dark, damp spaces, a basement is the perfect breeding ground for this uninvited guest. Installing a simple dehumidifier will not only stabilize the air temperature, but it will also cease mold production altogether. This will create less of a chance of mold destroying your precious items such as clothing and furniture — and will also increase your indoor air quality!

Reduces Odors

Sometimes when a room’s temperature isn’t stabilized, foul odors begin to appear in your nostrils. When a humidifier is placed in your basement, it will demolish any horrid smells that may appear due to excessive air moisture. This will be a huge benefit since it will make your indoor air quality much healthier to endure (and smell, too)!

While a dehumidifier is a great way to improve your indoor air quality, it can’t do everything. At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we offer free in-home air quality inspections. To see if you qualify, or want to schedule your appointment, call us today at (901) 795-9044.



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