Dehumidifier / Discussions

How do you get rid of mold in a bathroom?

...dehumidifier help? The first thing to realize is that mold grows in humid environments. So along with getting rid of it, you should take steps to prevent it fro...

Posted by Sara Oct. 28, 2017, 9:50 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 1 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...dehumidifier in the basement. I am fortunate to have a drywell port which I can direct the dehumidifier drainage into easily. Any comments on my plans would b...

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What is the best way to reduce humidity in a basement?

...dehumidifier, a HRV or ERV ventilator unit, or simply put a decent fan one side of the house and a vent or two with bug screens in on the other through the pony...

Posted by Frank Cooper Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

I live in Sudbury Canada in a 1959 bungalow and the basement is always humid and the dehumidifier runs constantly. It also costs a fortune to heat. I was advis...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

I have chronic illness from the air quality of my home, can you help determine if I need to replace the HVAC system?

...dehumidifier if that's possible?). Anyway, a bio-home inspector would be ideal but all funds need to go towards the actual updates. HVAC right now is not effici...

Posted by Niki Harrison Sept. 6, 2019, 4:32 p.m. HRV and ERV 2 Responses

How do you insulate a cottage crawlspace? It's in the Haliburton Highlands

...dehumidifier with hose exiting to outside. The vents on this side have been sprayed shut with the foam. From reading the other posts on this site, we wonder i...

Posted by Beata Domanska May 25, 2020, 11:38 a.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...dehumidifier for a couple of weeks and it hasn't fixed the issue or smell. I smelled behind the insulation and found that to be where the smell is originating.....

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...dehumidifier in the basement. 50 – 65 RH is a little bit high, but with a dehumidifier that you could buy for a couple of hundred dollars I think you could brin...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

Can you install foam boards directly against basement walls?

...dehumidifier. Read those links above, and I would say start with the one about why basements are moldy, and I think all this will make more sense. I would for...

Posted by Ted Gorab Oct. 3, 2019, 6:09 p.m. Basements improvements 4 Responses

What is the best way to insulate the ceiling of my crawl space?

...dehumidifier down there? Wow, great articles, I'd love to do rock wool, denim or hemp! ANyway, here are the additional facts you would like to know. I live j...

Posted by Judy Mendel Feb. 17, 2020, 11:10 p.m. Crawl spaces 4 Responses

What is the best way to insulate a crawlspace to keep humidity down and stop odors?

...dehumidifier. What climate zone are you in Dave? That may help us help you more. Thank you for your response. I live on Vancouver Island and i believe are zone ...

Posted by Dave Bell Oct. 24, 2019, 3:57 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you remove water droplets from under a crawl space vapor barrier?

...dehumidifier it varies between 50-55%. Mold growth has ceased. Keep it to about 50-55% RH is good, that's about the high end you want to be at before mold becom...

Posted by Paul Racioppo Feb. 7, 2020, 3:49 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 Responses

How do you insulate a crawlspace?

...dehumidifier. Solutions: The first thing we would recommend is removing the wet and moldy fiberglass insulation. Fiberglass is quite susceptible to moisture...

Posted by Drew Weistend Nov. 14, 2017, 9:22 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

Is it normal that condensation forms on the windows of my new home?

...dehumidifier in the mean time, and try to keep the humidity to 50%RH or lower if possible. Doing that should alleviate a bit of the problem.

Posted by Kevin Newman April 19, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Ventilation 1 Responses

What is the best way to Insulate the crawl space of an old home?

...dehumidifier down there? You will likely still need one even after completing the insulation and vapour barrier, it is best to keep the humidity to below 50% RH...

Posted by Aj Jan. 21, 2020, 8:13 a.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

What do I in my basement where new insulation meets old?

...dehumidifier going, then those few places where you haven’t completed the insulation will have more heat loss but they shouldn’t be a major source of moisture. ...

Posted by Steve J July 20, 2019, 10:01 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

What causes moisture on a ceiling in winter?

...dehumidifier. Let us know whatever you can of the above questions and we can take it from there. Another page worth a quick read could be this one about learnin...

Posted by Cheri Banet Jan. 23, 2020, 10:22 p.m. Wall assemblies - renovation 1 Responses

What insulation should I put on basement block walls that is resistant to mold?

...dehumidifier. Forgetting about insulation for the moment, you could at least stick a 6 mil poly vapor barrier on the walls if that's where the moisture issue ...

Posted by Ken Gee July 31, 2019, 3:25 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses