Is Basement Ventilation Important?
Basement ventilation is key to preventing mold activity throughout your entire home and trapping moisture and pollutants inside. Basements and crawl space dehumidifiers mainly recirculate the same polluted air, not providing any mechanical ventilation. WAVE provides a controlled ventilation system unlike any other that expels humidity and pollutants as a whole exceeding health and building requirements for indoor air exchange. Moisture ridden basements and crawl spaces provide a thriving environment for numerous contaminants such as mold and dust mites. These dangerous contaminants have the ability to disperse throughout your home while spreading odor and contaminating your entire home. Basement and crawl space dehumidifiers only reduce moisture in confined spaces and don’t have any effect on the rest of the house. Here are some tips from the American Lung Association to limit moisture inside the home.
- Keep humidity levels under 50%
- Clean equipment regularly so they don’t become a source of pollution themselves.
- Use exhaust fans in bathrooms to remove moisture and gases from the houses.
- Fit your kitchen with an exhaust fan that moves the air to the outside.