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Does Your Basement, Really Smell?
Water Tight Basements not only offers Basement Waterproofing and Mold Treatment but provides the option to Deodorize and Sanitize your basement once moisture and water issues have been addressed. Water Tight Basements with new state of the art technology can offer the option to use a general purpose surface, air and / or fabric deodorizer to rid your basement of any minor to overwhelming odors that are frequently the result of dampness and or mold.
Deodorizing can be applied by a commercial fogger or sprayer as determined by our company inspector.
Studies have shown that as much as 50% of the air in your home comes up from yourBasement or Crawlspace. This Air is often higher in moisture content and carries with it various allergens and musty odors.
Water Tight Basements can Sanitize and Eliminate Nasty Odors such as:
Can I Deodorize My Basement without Waterproofing?
The answer to that question is yes. Unfortunately, Deodorization will only be a Temporary Solution to the smell in your basement.
In order to rid your basement of those unwanted smells forever Water Tight Basements recommend the following actions:
- Waterproof the Basement.
- Remove all Moldy or Contaminated Materials.
- Apply Fungicide to kill mold on walls.
- Deodorize the Basement.
- Remove Moisture and Humidity from the air, permanently.
How can I Remove Moisture and Humidity from my Basement Permanently?
The air in a Basement is often higher in Moisture Content and carries with it various Allergens and Musty Odors. When these conditions linger and remain above 60% relative humidity for extended periods of time, mold, mildew, and bacteria growth is stimulated.
The American Lung Association, American Medical Association, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommend maintaining relative humidity levels in the 30% – 50% range. Ventilation and air conditioning alone cannot provide the protection offered by a high capacity dehumidifier like the Santa Fe Classic that we offer.
Protecting your family is paramount!
Protecting them requires maintaining a safe home, a safe environment, a safe basement and the best technology to ensure safe air.
ENERGY STAR qualified models
ENERGY STAR qualified models have more efficient refrigeration coils, compressors, and fans than conventional models, which means they use less energy to remove moisture.
An ENERGY STAR qualified model removes the same amount of moisture as a similarly-sized conventional unit, but uses 15% less energy. In fact, the energy saved by an ENERGY STAR qualified dehumidifier could power your ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator for 5 months.
Ask one of our inspectors for more details on the above services.