Dehumidifier / Discussions

How do I get rid of moisture with cement floor crawl space that has a vapour barrier?

...dehumidifier it should be pretty good, so if you actually have a humidity problem then I’d check to make sure your dehumidifier is working properly and is sized...

Posted by Cindy Chatham 04 chatham Aug. 25, 2020, 4:47 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

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

How do you improve an old block foundation with no insulation or exterior moisture barrier?

...dehumidifier always on 24/7 year after year; fan oscillating at rear of basement; try to keep humidity around 55%. Had energy assessment done - was recommended ...

Posted by Wilhelmina Lange March 11, 2021, 4:19 p.m. 2 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 Robert J. Pierson Oct. 17, 2019, 10:45 p.m. Basements improvements 2 Responses

Should I insulate a crawl space from the outside?

...dehumidifier if needed. Does this make sense? or am I missing something obvious? Thanks

Posted by Ryan Argente March 7, 2021, 5:07 p.m. Crawl spaces 0 Responses

Should you allow air flow through a crawl space with a dirt floor?

...dehumidifier is not an option. Our cabin's floor is shifting and possibly heaving in sections. To make matters more difficult the contractors dropped the cabin ...

Posted by Amber Murray Aug. 17, 2020, 10 p.m. Crawl spaces 3 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 4 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 3 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 1 Responses

How do you do Radon mitigation when with insulating and ventilating a crawlspace?

...dehumidifier or just ventilate. What's the best/right path? I'm a 66 yr old female DIY'er with no experience in these matters. A radon reading of 4 pCi/L is not...

Posted by Cathy Gaskins Feb. 17, 2021, 3:46 p.m. Radon in Homes - Mitigation 1 Responses

Can you insulate a concrete block basement walls with only rockwool?

...dehumidifier. Anything in here that jumps out as potential for renewed mold growth? Thanks in advance! One thing that concerns me is the mention of it being an ...

Posted by Aarne Valikangas Jan. 1, 2021, 9:22 p.m. Basements improvements 1 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 solve high humidity issues in a home?

I live in the mid-west and have a 2 story home built in the 1950's. Over time, the home was remodled. The remodle resulted in 1 AC/Furnace unit for the basemen...

Posted by Megan McIntosh Jan. 6, 2021, 2:18 p.m. Ventilation 0 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 basement walls to dry to the inside with foam board?

...dehumidifier as part of my basement solution so I can monitor humidity and keep it within a good range. would there be any point in cutting maybe 6x12 inch sq...

Posted by Tim Hanrahan Aug. 20, 2020, 12:34 a.m. Basements improvements 6 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