Benefits of Having a Dehumidifier installed


The Hot, humid summer Des Moines air creates perfect conditions for mold and mildew growth indoors. If your home has these issues, they can trigger respiratory issues such as asthma, coughing and wheezing.

Mildew and mold can also leave stains on many surfaces such as brick, ceilings, paint, wood, and walls. It is very important to get these issues remediated and also prevent them from happening. One way you can do this is by purchasing a high-quality dehumidifier.


What is Humidity

Humidity is a measure of the amount of water vapor in the air. Relative humidity measures the amount of water in the air in relation to the maximum amount of water vapor (moisture). The higher the temperature, the more water vapor the air can hold. Relative humidity is what your morning weather reporter would refer to.


Why is Maintaining a healthy humidity level important?

Maintaining healthy humidity levels inside your home is vital. Poor humidity levels can have an impact on your health and the house itself. Too much humidity can cause dampness and mold, too little means the air becomes dry and uncomfortable.


How can high humidity Damage my home

High humidity can cause problems in your home if relative humidity regularly exceeds 50%. When the air contains water vapor above that level, mold and mildew start to grow, while excess moisture can cause rot to your home and damage to your belongings.


Growth of Mold and Mildew

These microscopic fungi are all around us, but in damp parts of the home, they find the perfect conditions to settle on surfaces and grow. Mildew usually refers to the white or grey patches that form on surfaces like shower curtains, windowsills, or tiles, while mold is black or dark green in color and can penetrate deeper into building materials.

Mold can cause health problems, like asthma in children, as well as triggering allergies. If mold growth is not controlled, it eventually destroys the things it lives on, because the fungus gradually digests materials. This might mean that items like soft furnishings, books, carpets, or soft toys have to be thrown away. In more serious cases, it causes weakened ceilings or walls, and undermines the structural integrity of your home.


Healthy Humidity

By maintaining balanced humidity between 30% and 50% year-round, you can reduce the airborne incidence of health concerns like bacteria, viruses, and dust mites.


Basement and Crawl space waterproofing affects the whole home

Basement air can impact the entire home, so it’s important to keep that space clean. Air that starts in the basement can flow throughout the entire home. That’s an issue when the basement is filled with humidity, mold, and pests. Basement Waterproofing and humidity control. Water seepage can impact your home’s foundation and ruin valuables in a basement or crawl space. So don’t ignore water in your basement or crawl space either. Basements and crawl spaces require proper waterproofing and sealing solutions. AprilAire dehumidifiers, combined with basement waterproofing or crawl space encapsulation, create a healthy foundation that you’ll feel and enjoy throughout your home.


Why AprilAire Dehumidifiers

AprilAire dehumidifiers remove the right amount of moisture from the basement and crawl space in your home until your optimal humidity level has been reached. Our dehumidifiers can also help make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient while protecting your home’s assets. The AprilAire dehumidifier includes a dedicated drain which means there is no messy water tray to empty. Yearly filter cleaning or replacement makes maintenance simple.


Dehumidifiers Improve Health

Fight viruses, bacteria, mold, and other airborne pollutants that thrive in excessively damp conditions

Protect Your Home

Shield your belongings and home furnishings from mildew, rot, and warping.

Save Energy

Balanced humidity prevents your air conditioner or furnace from working overtime, saving you money on future energy costs.


Let BAM help choose the right dehumidifier for your home

At BAM basements and Masons of Des Moines we believe in and install Aprilaire dehumidifiers. Aprilaire has been the leader in humidity control since 1954. They have a 5-year warranty and are manufactured in the USA. Call us to get your free estimate on your home’s dehumidifier needs.

BAM Basements and Masons of Des Moines is your premier Dehumidifier company serving the Des Moines, Iowa area. If you’re located in Des Moines, Ankeny, Bondurant, Altoona, Pleasant hill, Ames, Boone, Adel, Waukee, Indianola, Grimes, Urbandale, Johnston, West Des Moines, or the surrounding areas, we’re the place to call. BAM Basements and Masons of Des Moines is a professional and locally owned and operated state-registered contractor. We offer affordable honest upfront pricing, no hidden costs, offer free estimates and limited lifetime warranties. We use new methods and materials on all jobs. We would love to help!


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