As it says in our name, we at Basement Technologies of Western NC specialize in all things basements, and we have the right knowledge and experience to help you deal with any problems that your basement may be exhibiting. For example, we know how to identify ventilation issues, and we can help you correct them as well.
In this article, we’ll go over a few signs that your basement has a ventilation problem—if you notice any of these things happening in your basement, just give us a call to get the solutions you need.
1. High Humidity– One sign that your basement probably has poor ventilation is high humidity. Basements often develop moisture problems, letting moisture from the soil outside seep inside. This can cause the humidity level in both the basement and the rest of your house to rise. If you notice that the air inside your building feels moist and muggy, you should check your basement’s ventilation.
2. Unpleasant Odors– Another sign that you may have a ventilation problem in your basement is unpleasant, lingering odors that permeate your home. If the air in your home is starting to smell stale and musty, the source of the issue could be a moisture problem in the basement.
3. Health Symptoms– Finally, poor basement ventilation can lower the oxygen levels in your home, leading to a variety of health symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, and shortness of breath. If you or someone else in your household has started experiencing these symptoms, it’s a good idea to have your basement checked.