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A Serious Remedy for Wet Basements

Posted Sep 5th, 2017 in Humidifiers, Sidebar Feed, Plumbing

A Serious Remedy for Wet Basements

Niagara Residents no longer suffer the side effects of wet basements.

Many homes in Niagara; old and new construction, are suffering from wet, drippy basements. Some have been finished with drywall and flooring all to be eventually fighting mould and mildew issues. Adding secondary sump pumps and standard dehumidifiers aren't delivering much relief.

There are many factors to determine why certain homes have wet basements and others don't. Location, proximity to natural bodies of water (i.e Lake Ontario, rivers, streams, natural or man-made ponds), Soil type, drainage, foundation issues/cracks, water table level etc. The bottom line is, homeowners want a dry, comfortable basement.

ERVs & HRVs can be very effective in removing moisture. As well, you can consider a commercial-grade, high power dehumidifier. While regular store bought units remove 10-15 Pints of moisture per day, this unit removes up to 95 Pints (over 11 gallons of water!). 

These high capacity units are installed in the basement or crawlspace and are very effective in removing excess humidity. There is a built in, easy to use control that allows homeowners to regulate the humidity level simply. The humidity sensor operates automatically for efficient and effective moisture removal. It is very quiet and low maintenance. There are no buckets or trays to empty and the filter only needs to be replaced once a year. The unwanted moisture/water is automatically removed and delivered to an existing drain, sump pump, sink or laundry tub. Effortless operation.

This preferred Dehumidification System is acceptable for areas up to 5,000 square feet, is North American made, and has a 5 year warranty. In Niagara, the unit can be installed by Konkle Plumbing & Heating Inc. and costs approximately $2600 CDN (installed).

If you have any questions or need advice regarding Humidity in your home, Konkle has been providing honest advice to Niagara residents, and businesses, for over 36 years. They can be contacted by phone 905-563-4847 or email konkleplumbing@bellnet.ca 


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