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How do you know that you need a dehumidifier for your basement?
June 06, 2007 10:21AM
Get a humidity gauge (Is there a better word for this?) and put it in your basement. Watch it for a few weeks. If it is consistently high (I'd say abouve 75%) you may want to invest in a dehumidifier.
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You can have a dehumidifier AND a sump pump, and still have water in the basement. A dehumidifier helps decrease the humidity due to the lack of ventilation in a basement. A sump pump facilitates drainage of water, as a basement has no natural drainage. Neither prevents water from coming into the basement through the walls or the seams of the floor and walls. If you have problems with water coming into the basement, consult a professional who can advise you of the cause and explain the options to remedy the matter. Neither a dehumidifier nor a sump pump will totally insure a waterproof basement. Dehumidifiers simply remove dampness. Sump pumps do not remove damnpness but will drain off water.
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