Various factors contribute to having a damp basement, including a humid climate, the type of construction and insulation, the amount of ventilation, a high water table, poor drainage around your foundation, as well flooding and harsh weather.
When indoor humidity levels go above 50%, high moisture content can damage your basement, which can ruin your things as well as do serious damage to your home itself.
Win the War on Damp Basements
If you have any sort of leak in your basement, your first step is to fix it, or no attempt at moisture control will be successful. If you’ve had a flood or water damage from harsh weather such as a hurricane or tornado, remove as much of the water as possible. If you had any of these problems or have an ongoing problem of dampness and humidity in your basement, what you need is to de-humidify the air.
An electric humidifier is a costly, high-maintenance option. A better alternative for ridding your basement of dampness is to use DampRid moisture absorbers. This is your best weapon in the war against the problem of excess humidity and musty odors.
DampRid Easy-Fill System Moisture Absorbers improve the air quality of your basement by reducing relative humidity to 50% or less as recommended by the EPA, American Lung Association, and American Medical Association.
DampRid is the original non-electric dehumidifier. You simply place the product in the damp area and it begins to absorb excess basement humidity immediately. Benefits include:
- Energy efficient - uses no electricity
- Makes no noise
- Needs no power outlets (in case your basement doesn’t have any!)
- Needs no daily or weekly monitoring
- Keeps working 45 - 60 days – depending on conditions
In addition, DampRid’s Moisture Absorber formula inexpensively, safely and efficiently removes excess humidity from your basement, resulting in:
- Fresher indoor air
- No musty odors from excess humidity
- No moisture damage from excess humidity