Now that we are in the middle of the summer, it’s hot and humid. If you are going down in your basement it’s probably smelling musty and your thinking you should open the windows to air the basement out. DON’T open the windows, opening the windows will let that hot humid air in your basement. When the hot humid air gets in your basement it will mix with the cool air in your basement and condensate on the walls and contents of your basement. (This is kind like having a cold glass of water and water beads up on the outside of the glass) The best thing you can do is keep you basement closed up and run a dehumidifier. If. you can keep the humidity level between 50 AND 60% the musty smell should go away. Don’t forget to empty the reservoir in the dehumidifier everyday. If your humidity level is really high you may have to empty the reservoir twice a day.
This entry was posted in Steve's Blog.