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living space in basement damp

Posted by salbwil (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 24, 09 at 19:06

Hi,
We have living space in our basement that gets very damp in the warm months. I know there are no leaks, but clothes in the closet get moldy. Is the best solution to get a dehumidifier or is there another solution to keep the air dry?
This area has a kitchen and bathroom.
Thank you,
salbwil


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RE: living space in basement damp

A dehumidifier is a must. Also, if you don't have them already, install exhaust fans for the bathroom and stove and vent them to the exterior.


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RE: living space in basement damp

Does anyone have a favorite dehumidifier ? Have installed the fans in bath and kitchen.
Thanks,
salbwil


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RE: living space in basement damp

Just get one that is energy star compliant an works down to low temperatures. I purchased mine at costco and I am satisfied with it.


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