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Molds, Dust Mites, and Odors in New Jersey

Just because you have a basement waterproofing system, doesn't mean your basement is completely dry and free of moisture. If your basement doesn't look, feel or smell dry, it's probably not. Unfortunately, this might be because mold, dust mites and odors are most likely present.

You could be unaware that your basement is damp and acting as a breeding ground for mold, dust mites and odor causing damage. Condensation is usually present if outside air is warmer than indoor air, especially if it's humid outside. Subterranean level homes carry the most damage from humidity because the relative humidity of air increases by 2.2% for every degree you cool it. Since basements are below ground, they are usually cooler, and since air flows upwards, it has the ability to escape through higher levels with new air being absorbed in the lower levels.

If the outside temperature is 80 degrees with relative humidity of 80% and we suck this air into our basements and cool it to 68 degrees, the Relative Humidity goes up by 26.4% (12 degrees x 2.2%). But, 80% plus 26.4% is more than 100%, and we can't have more than 100%! Instead, condensation occurs as the air becomes saturated, giving up its moisture to cold basement walls, floors, water tank, pipes, and other cold entities, making your basement the perfect place for odor and mold to grow. Dust mites also love high relative humidity levels.

Negative Effects of Mold, Dust Mites, and Odor

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Molds and dust mites are microscopic in size, and can easily travel through vents and tiny holes. Being exposed to these organisms for a very long time can encourage allergies (skin and nasal), as well as destroy homes structures (e.g. walls and ceilings). Odors, on the other hand, make it impossible to breathe inside your home and thus, place your properties into an inhabitable circumstance.

Of course, you can avoid these issues by cleaning, inspecting, and repairing every nook and cranny, but if the problem has escalated, then contacting Select Waterproofing will do the trick.

Contact Select Waterproofing!

Our company has been in the basement moisture control service for a very long time. We have more than 2015years of experience, and with it have developed numerous ways to get your basement into better shape. With the help of the following services and products, we assure you that your home will become safer and healthier.

We provide moisture control and dehumidification services for homes in New Jersey. Contact Select Waterproofing at 732-355-3636 to schedule your FREE ESTIMATE!

For help with moisture control and mold prevention, contact us today!

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