For homes with basements, indoor toxins are greater than for those homes without basements.
Both unfinished and finished basements create risks for toxic exposure throughout the whole home. In an effort to make your home less toxic, it is important to control water leaks and water entry from the basement into the rest of the house.
Additionally, because the mold toxin places your family at greatest risk, controlling mold is extremely important. Mold risk is most often created by humidity and condensation in the basement. A recent study indicated that foundation walls, due to their porous nature, absorb 10-15 gallons of water vapor per day, which is responsible for up to 80% of a home’s indoor moisture. This can accelerate the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew as well as attract bugs, spiders and pests.
E•Z Breathe® placed in a home’s basement addresses these moisture issues by exhausting the water vapor at its source, thereby reducing the chance for bacteria, mold and mildew growth. E•Z Breathe® will reverse the natural “stack effect” (the law of physics that says heat rises) in the home, thereby allowing your homes existing heating and air conditioning system to address the basement as well. No additional heating or cooling ducts are necessary; the E•Z Breathe® will assist the air in circulating throughout the entire home, creating a path of escape for the bad air and using existing clean, dry air from upstairs to replace that damp, polluted air.
Your entire home will benefit from the increased air exchanges, creating a cleaner, healthier living environment you can see and feel!