Take Control of Basement Moisture with EcoSpect
Protect your home, health, and peace of mind with our comprehensive moisture control services.
Moisture Control Services in the Finger Lakes Region
Moisture control solutions are essential for maintaining a healthy and comfortable living environment in your home. Excess moisture can lead to a variety of problems, including mold growth, structural damage, unpleasant odors, and poor indoor air quality. As a trusted leader in the field, EcoSpect is dedicated to providing homeowners with comprehensive moisture control solutions that are tailored to their specific needs. Get is touch with our team of experts!
3 Steps to Dehumidifying Your Basement
1. Seal Air Leaks
This is arguably the most important step in the dehumidification process. After all, there’s no use in drying out the entire basement, only to encounter the same problems after a week because water and cold air still seeped in.
2. Correct Water Intrusion Issues
Is your basement prone to flooding? If so, a sump pump is a worthy investment. This machine sucks up excess water in your basement to keep the space completely dry.
3. Dehumidification System
Of course, to maintain the optimum air conditions in your basement, you should install a dehumidification system. This is the last step, however, as this machine will be ineffective if you don’t patch up all air leaks or prevent flooding in your basement.
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Our Moisture Control Solutions
We offer a combination of experience and advanced technology. EcoSpect is an Authorized Grate Products™ Certified Contractor which includes exclusive access to the patented innovative products, comprehensive trainings and continued support from the national manufacturing company. We are the only company in the Syracuse and Rochester area offering Grate Products‘ patented basement waterproofing systems, which are distributed worldwide.
Many years of on the job experience have gone into engineering the EcoSpect waterproofing system. We only install closed drainage systems which utilize a wall vapor barrier to direct water down into the sub-floor drainage. Then, our powerful, patented sump pumps pump water out of the home.
When you consider the risks that a wet basement poses to your family’s health, the increased resale value of your home after waterproofing, and the risk of a flooded basement without waterproofing, the decision becomes easy.
Do you want a healthy, dry home? If so, you’ve come to the right place. At EcoSpect, we strive to provide homeowners with the best basement and crawl space dehumidification systems available for their homes. Over 40% of the air you breathe on the 1st floor of your home comes from your basement or crawl space through a natural occurrence called stack-effect. If your basement or crawl space is not healthy, then your home is not healthy.
Choose the Best in Dehumidification
Choose a high efficiency high-capacity dehumidifier for basement and crawl spaces.
- Energy Star Listed: Uses only 6.4 amps of electricity offering as much as $275 per year in energy savings compared to the conventional dehumidifier.
- Large Capacity: This high capacity basement dehumidifier removes up to 100 ppd of water per day.
- MERV-11 Filtration Standard: MERV-11 filtration is 65% efficient and captures particles 1.0 microns in size resulting in effective filtration of most mold spores.
- Optional Ductability: Attaching ductwork to the unit promotes air circulation throughout the basement, allowing for placement of the dehumidifier in a remote location such as the mechanical room.
Time and time again, our dehumidifiers have proven to keep dry air circulating throughout your basement so you never have to worry about humid air or odors and humidity, and your home will feel cleaner than ever. Following each dehumidification system installation, you’ll also receive a full written warranty from our installers.
Monthly Payment Options
At EcoSpect, we understand that basement waterproofing services can be a significant investment for homeowners. That’s why we offer flexible payment and financing options to fit your budget. With a wide range of credit plans to choose from and no prepayment penalties, you can choose a payment plan that suits your needs.
Why Choose EcoSpect?
As homeowners, we know how important it is to keep our families safe and healthy. That’s why we want to share with you the importance of choosing basement waterproofing services from EcoSpect. Choosing EcoSpect as your basement waterproofing company comes with several advantages, including our experienced and knowledgeable team, who deliver innovative solutions to keep your home healthy and dry. We prioritize sustainability and use eco-friendly, long-lasting solutions. We take pride in our high level of customer satisfaction and work to ensure our clients are always happy with our work.
At EcoSpect, we’re committed to ensuring that your basement is a safe and healthy living space for you and your family. Don’t compromise on your health and well-being any longer. Choose us and transform your basement into a space that promotes optimal health and well-being.
Basement Waterproofing FAQs
How do I know if I have high levels of moisture in my home or basement?
Abnormal levels of moisture in your home or basement are typically pretty easy to spot. Some telltale signs of moisture accumulation are as follows:
- Visible condensation on windows, mirrors, flooring, plumbing fixtures, or in the basement. This happens because these objects are often cooler than the air around them.
- Ceiling discoloration or crumbly. Make sure that you are using adequate lighting to properly assess all areas.
- Paint peeling. This is most often seen in areas such as bathrooms or laundry rooms where proper ventilation may not be present.
- A different smell. You may notice your home start to smell musty, moldy, or like mildew. If you smell this initially, but feel as though it has faded, go outside for a few minutes and then return to see if its still there.
- Surfaces in your home or basement start looking discolored or feel moist to the touch.
If you notice any of these, it is likely that you have high levels of moisture and need to dehumidify your space. To do so, call EcoSpect and we will use our expertise to help you!
What is the first step to dehumidifying my space?
Sealing any air leaks in your basement or crawl space should be the first thing you do when attempting to dehumidify the space. After you have dried out the area, it is essential that you do this step to ensure that moisture and chilly air will not enter the space again. This can include caulking windows and door frames, inspecting vents to the outside, etc.
Why do I need to dehumidify my basement?
In order to avoid issues like mold or mildew growth, property damage, and the attraction of water-based insects, dehumidifying your basement or crawl area is imperative. You will also be avoiding rotted wood in your home’s framework as another benefit. Additionally, if your basement is moist, cold air will rise and force your furnace to work harder, driving up your energy costs. Keeping your basement cleared of moisture ensures that you are providing a safe and healthy space for your family to live.
What is a dehumidification system?
A dehumidification system is a system put in place in homes to reduce the amount of humidity in the air by removing moisture. It is most typically found in basements or crawl spaces to help prevent mold growth and other moisture-related problems, keep areas dry and the items stored there dry, and to keep your home healthy.
Where does the moisture that a dehumidifier absorbs end up?
At EcoSpect, our dehumidifiers and dehumidifying systems are self-draining directly into the sump pump system of your home. Any moisture that is absorbed from the air will be dumped into the sump pump and pumped to outside your home. We will go over this in detail with you during the installation of your dehumidification system.
Can a dehumidification system help with allergies?
Yes! Drying out the air in your home with a dehumidification system certainly helps to deplete your allergy symptoms as it helps to prevent mold growth, mildew, and other build ups such as dust
How often do I need to run my dehumidification system?
You can run your dehumidification system as often as you like in order to maintain your healthy home. This may be based on your personal preference on levels of dryness, the size of the space that you are working with, the season, and more. When we come to assess your space for a system, we will certainly give you our professional recommendation and help you to navigate your new system!
Will a dehumidification system save me money on my energy bills?
Yes, oftentimes, a dehumidification does help you to save money on your energy bills as these systems reduce the work that needs to be done by your air conditioner or furnace. We find this because dry air is easier to heat or cool than air that holds moisture.
How often do I need to replace the filter in my dehumidifying system?
Depending on your space, this is something that we will discuss with you upon installation. Most times this falls anywhere between three to six months.
Do your dehumidifying systems come with a warranty?
Yes. Following each dehumidification system installation, you’ll also receive a full written warranty from our installer