While a dehumidifier cannot be used to solve issues of standing water and ground water penetration they are nevertheless an important part of having a healthy environment. Dehumidifiers draw water from the air and below grade structures that are always subject to high relative humidity, but you must be sure to use the right dehumidifier. A dehumidifier that’s too small will run non-stop and the humidity will still be too high. Not to mention a little dehumidifier costs about 6 to 10 cents per hour to run and that can add up to as much as $500 per year in a humid basement. Buying a larger, more efficient dehumidifier will cost more initially but in the long run it will save you money and perform the task it is intended to do.
Main Line Waterproofing can inspect your basement and suggest how best to implement basement dehumidification.