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Who Benefits from a De-Humidifier?

Benefits of a De-Humidifier in Ohio and Pennsylvania

There are a variety of ways that a de-humidifier can help and benefit homes and businesses in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. De-Humidifiers keep your home cool, dry, and more comfortable and safe for your home and possessions. Humidity can destroy your possessions and create problems in your foundation and around your home. It can cause mold and mildew to grow, as well as cause rust and water stains. Not only will a de-humidifier keep your possessions and home safe, it will prevent other problems such as dust mites, dust and allergens, bacteria, and musty odors. Your home will be a cleaner, healthier, and more comfortable place with our de-humidifiers. Our de-humidifiers prevent or help to prevent all of the following, including:

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De-Humidifiers Protect your Investments and More

The problems listed above can lower the value of your home and possessions. We know that your home and many of your possessions are large investments; a de-humidifier can help protect those investments so you can maintain the value of your property. It will also keep your family or employees healthy. The air will be cleaner and safer to breath. Sometimes, our de-humidifiers can even help a home or business become more energy efficient. We have seen some of our customers report lower energy costs.

At Matthews Wall Anchor we sell and install Santa Fe De-Humidifiers which have been known to save homes and businesses about $40 per month on operating costs. These products are all made in the United States, as well. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of a de-humidifier in your Ohio or Pennsylvania home. We want to help you keep your home or business safe, clean, healthy, and comfortable. Give us here at Matthews Wall Anchor a call today!

Will a Dehumidifier Help in Winter in PA?

The Benefits of Having a Dehumidifer this Winter in Pennsylvania

Do you have a family member of family members in your Pennsylvania home that has asthma or other allergies? If so, there are so many good reasons to consider a Santa Fe dehumidifer from Matthews Wall Anchor for your home this winter. When all the windows are closed and there is no fresh air, having clean, breathable air in home is extremely important for your family members with allergies or asthma. Here’s why.

People with allergies or asthma commonly have problems with these following things that are caused by excess moisture in your Pennsylvania home:

  • Rotting Wood dehumidifers Pennsylvania
  • Water stains on walls, ceilings
  • Musty odors
  • Condensation on windows
  • Mold and mildew
  • Mold Spores
  • Dust Mites

If you breath in mold spores they can cause nasal stuffiness, skin and eye irritation, as well as sneezing & wheezing.

Dehumidification of your Pennsylvania Home

Matthews Wall Anchor offers a line of Santa Fe Dehumidifers for your Pennsylvania home. A dehumidifier can reduce the moisture in the air which limits the growth of mold and mildew, and prevent mold spores. Dehumidification can do more as well. It can reduce musty odors in your home, lower the amount of condensation on your windows which protects the wood around windows, it can lower your energy costs, and help prevent rust, corrosion, and water damage.

Matthews Wall Anchor offers open pricing on our dehumidifers, so you can know ahead of time what it will cost. We offer open waterproofing pricing for all our Pennsylvania waterproofing solutions. We believe you should know the scope and cost of your dehumidifcation or waterproofing project in advance, but we also want you to understand the major advantages of having a good dehumidifer. If you have any questions about how a dehumidifer can help you, or if the water problems you are seeing in your Pittsburgh, PA home are more serious, give us a call. We are here to help!

Lowering the Humidity in Your Pennsylvania Home

Keeping Your Pennsylvania Home’s Humidity Low

Santa Fe Dehumidifier for Your Pennsylvania Home from Matthews Wall Anchors

High humidity in your home can cause damage to your personal possessions. Too much humidity can also cause moisture problems in your crawlspace and lead to the compromised structural integrity of your home’s foundational support system. That is why Matthews Wall Anchor provides quality dehumidifiers from Santa Fe. Putting a dehumidifier in your home, particularly in the basement can greatly reduce the humidity. This reduced humidity will prevent issues such as mold growth, wood rot, and metal rust from occurring in your home.

The dehumidifiers from Santa Fe re manufactured in the United States – not only will purchasing a dehumidifier from Matthews make your home healthier and safer, but it will also provide support for your fellow Americans. The value of a low humidity, dry living space is far greater than you may realize. In addition to removing the threat to your personal belongings and the structural integrity of your home, lowering the humidity in your home will create a cooler and more comfortable environment for you and your family. Some of the most noticeable problems caused by high humidity are:

Excessive humidity in your home will cause natural materials such as paper and wood to deteriorate. The humidity in your home can also cause mold to develop in your basement or crawlspace. If there is mold in your crawlspace, it will most likely infect the air in the rest of the home, causing health issues for allergy-prone members of your family.

Methods for Dehumidification in Pennsylvania

The best way to dehumidify your home is to put in a dehumidifier. Matthews Wall Anchors can provide you with a Santa Fe dehumidifier to lower the overall humidity of your home, preventing mold growth and dust mites. Santa Fe dehumidifiers can help lower the humidity in your home to lower than 50%, which is recommended to prevent moisture issues. The dehumidifiers from Santa Fe also have a large capacity, making them perfect for keeping the moisture down in nearly any sized home. Using a dehumidifier from Matthews can also help to save you money, nearly $40 per month in operating costs. Our team of professional waterproofing contractors can help you determine the best dehumidifier to go in your home or business.

Solutions for Dehumidification in Pennsylvania from Matthews Wall AnchorsAnother way to prevent excessive humidity in your home is to have a vapor barrier installed. This process, known as wall encapsulation, is excellent at sealing water vapor and moisture out of your home, reducing the humidity in all areas. The barrier is made of a water retardant foil or plastic that protects the interior foundation wall of the crawlspace or basement. Once the vapor barrier is successfully installed all along the interior walls of the crawlspace, you can work on installing a drainage method to further reduce humidity.

Interior waterproofing systems such as a sump pump and sump basin can also keep moisture out of the home. This system collects the water with a drainage pipe system and dumps the water in a sump pit. The water is then pumped out y the sump pump and carried away from the home.

If you are in need of dehumidification for your Pennsylvania home, contact the waterproofing experts at Matthews Wall Anchors as soon as possible.

Mold, Mildew and Humidity in Your Basement

Mold, Mildew and Humidity in Your Pittsburgh, PA Basement

wet-basement-blogBasements are great place for storing belongings or having  an extra living area in your home. Unfortunately, they can be a great environment for mold growth, mildew and humidity. However, there are ways you can help prevent mold from growing in your basement. Mold can be caused by a home’s number one enemy:  water. Because basements receive little amounts of sunlight and ventilation, mold thrives in damp, dark and humid conditions. It can go undetected for a long time if you have a unfinished basement that is not an extra living area. It can also grow on any surface such as wood, cardboard boxes, wall paper, furniture, insulation, drywall and carpet. Black mold , the most dangerous type of mold, starts to grow after floods. It is also the most toxic, creating respiratory problems for people with asthma or compromised immune systems.

The best solution to preventing mold growth is to find the source. Some common causes of mold growth include:

  • Floods: Flooded homes cause water to flow down into your basement. After floods, make sure you hire a professional to look for signs of water damage. Some signs may include wood rot, mold growth, wet walls, rust and peeling paint. Remove all of your furnishings, then dry the basement with a fan or Santa Fe Dehumidifier.
  • Basement Leaks: Leaky plumbing, broken or burst pipes can produce basement mold growth and humidity. Water can enter the basement through wall or floor cracks.
  • High Humidity: When water enters your basement, it evaporates into the upper living area of your home. Mold thrives on poor ventilation and little sunlight, so we offer Santa Fe Dehumidifiers to keep humidity levels below 50%.

If you notice mold in your basement, you may have high levels of moisture and humidity. Look for other signs of moisture and humidity problems such as:

  • Musty smells
  • Wood rot
  • Water stains
  • Condensation
  • Water seepage

Basement Mold, Mildew and Humidity Solutions in Pittsburgh, PA and OH

santa-fe-dehumidifier-4After repairing your plumbing leaks and broken pipes, check to see if you still have high levels of moisture and humidity. If so, the professionals at Matthews Wall Anchors will minimize moisture and humidity in your home by installing a Santa Fe Dehumidifier. The Santa Fe Dehumidifier reduces and controls moisture levels to protect your belongings and family’s health. This product will also help you save money on utilities, making your home more energy efficient.

We also offer basement waterproofing methods such as interior waterproofing, exterior waterproofing, sump pumps, sump pits, sump basins, drainage systems, and basement drainage. All of these methods are designed to divert water away from your foundation to keep your basement dry and prevent water seepage. Waterproofing systems also prevent structural damage to homes to keep them safe and sound. Our products are made by Earth Contact Products, the leading manufacturer in the waterproofing industry.

Contact Matthews Wall Anchors to control flooding and pooling water around your foundation. Our waterproofing techniques will lower humidity and moisture in your home to prevent mold growth, sagging floors and condensation on insulation. Call us today if you need a free estimate. We’ll be happy to serve you.