Humidity in the house and the basements or any of the rooms can become a big problem eventually. It starts with smell and then ascends to the area getting fungus making the dwellers fall ill.
Health problems can be caused if the humidity problems are not tackled properly. It is primary you keep the basement area ventilated. If there are windows and doors open them when the sun is out, close them when there are rains and make sure all the leaks are cemented so that humidity remains at bay.
An exhaust fan like the one’s in the bathroom will ensure the area remains dry and free of humidity. You can also choose to buy a dehumidifier which nowadays are available in all sizes and shapes thus can be installed in all kinds of basements and garages. The dehumidifiers level out all the moisture in the room and makes the place dry and warm. Keeping the area airy will make sure no mold grows in it.
Mold grows rampantly in a dark, damp area that can become a health concern. As soon as the area in the room becomes thicker due to the moisture, it is necessary that you install a dehumidifier. Humidity has begun to set in and you need to be on your toes to get rid of it before it interferes with your and your family’s health.
A prompt action will ensure the mold is held through its roots. If it increases, it will spread and then a complete renovation will be required, plus the dehumidifier. There is no other way to dehumidify the place and keep it moth free, smell free and dry at all times.
If you have air conditioners in your basement or the garage then use it to cool off the place. You can also buy a window air conditioning unit which are relatively inexpensive and will help dehumidify the space. A stuffy room will not only remain dry but also cool so its a complete win win situation.