mold in basement

How can I prevent mold from growing in my basement?

Question: Mold is growing in my basement. How can I prevent mold in the basement?

Answer: If you have mold in your basement, you will want to remove the mold (hire a professional for safe mold removal), and then want to invest in a heavy-duty dehumidifier—either a low grain refrigerant dehumidifier or a desiccant dehumidifier.

Low grain refrigerant (LGR) dehumidifiers use a double cooling order that includes heating, cooling and reheating the water. LGR dehumidifiers are significantly more efficient and effective than conventional dehumidifiers.

To extract moisture, desiccant dehumidifiers use silica gel. A roller with silica gel swings inside the device. The moisture holds onto the gel while the dehumidifier takes moisture out of the atmosphere and accumulate moisture in a frequently filled store.

What You Can Do

Hire a professional mold removal service to eliminate the mold, and then buy an industrial grade dehumidifier to keep the moisture level of your basement in a healthy level.

Learn More

Learn about how to choose a dehumidifier for your basement here.