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Is Your Crawl Space Damp? Here Is What To Do Next

We at EZ Breathe get this question regularly. We also get this statement often: “Well that is just the way basements are, and the way they smell.” Of course this is timely in much of the country right now… snow is melting, or has melted. Rain is falling…and more water in the soil outside our homes leads to….

When we are talking about DAMP, let’s be clear, we don’t mean WET. If you have liquid water that trickles across your floor at times, or even pools or floods your basement/crawlspace, that is WET, and it needs EZ Breathe, and some other work. Between EZ Breathe and our extensive family of distributors, we can help you solve WET basement problems.

When we are talking about DAMP, we are talking about air borne moisture, “feels damp”, condensation on cold surfaces, usually accompanied by musty odors.

For more related information about the crawl space conditioner system, click here.

Why is your basement or crawlspace damp? Very simple, even in the absence of liquid water entering your home through the foundation, research has documented “as much as 15 gallons per day of water vapor entering a basement space via vapor transmission through unsealed walls, floors, cracks, and openings and by evaporation from wet surfaces.” (Powell and Rogers, Kansas State University, “Dry Basements and Crawlspaces”.)

And that water vapor can wreak havoc in our homes! What can it cause/exacerbate?
– Structural issues
Bugs, spiders, etc.
– Health issues

How do we handle water vapor in the rest of our homes?
– In the bathrooms, we vent it to the outside
– In the kitchen, we vent it to the outside
– Our clothes dryer? Yep, vent to the outside

Has anyone ever told you to put a dehumidifier in each of your bathrooms, in your kitchen, and behind your dryer?
So you see, it is simple, a great way to handle excess water vapor in our homes is venting it to the outside…and that is what EZ Breathe has been doing for over 12 years!

Seven Products Now on BPI Product List

Seven Products Now on BPI Product List- EZ Breathe
Seven Products Now on BPI Product List

Malta, NY, August 25, 2015 – The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) has recognized several new products in its Product Listing Program that meet or exceed industry standards, providing contractors and consumers with quality assurance on products and materials in the residential energy upgrade marketplace.

BPI identifies the appropriate industry standard or efficacy requirement which the product must meet, then ensures the product meets the standard or protocol for its product group, such as ventilation, air sealing, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) or insulation. Once reviewed and approved, the product is added to BPI’s approved Product List on its website. The manufacturer is then eligible to place the BPI Product Mark on its packaging and marketing materials.

Not all products meet industry standards, so manufacturers included in this listing benefit from: differentiation of their higher quality materials, identification as a leader in the home performance industry and direct connection of consumers and contractors to their website. The BPI Product Mark on packaging, literature and advertising signals to the industry and consumers a high quality product that has been verified by a trusted third party.

There are currently seven products tested, approved and listed on the BPI Product Listing website.

FilterLock is a magnetic filter slot cover that seals a furnace or air conditioning system, manufactured by AllergyZone, LLC. This cover protects air conditioning systems and furnaces and helps reduce energy usage.

EZ Breathe Healthy Home Solutions manufactures two ventilation products that meet industry standards: EZ Breathe A400 Ventilation System and EZ Breathe Crawlspace Conditioner System. The EZ Breathe 1400 Ventilation System provides complete home air exchange that increases the indoor air quality (IAQ), reduces indoor humidity and lowers allergen and pollutant levels. The EZ Breathe Crawlspace Conditioner System satisfies the EPA’s requirements for mechanical exhaust ventilation and conditioned-air supply in crawlspaces. Both EZ Breathe products are maintenance free and operate efficiently at only $2-$4 a month.

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