This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wave Home Solutions. All opinions are 100% mine.
I bought my first house when I was in my twenties. I was tired of apartment living and had just gotten a great job with a consistent and dependable paycheck. I didn’t have a lot of savings though, so I decided to buy a small, older house that was more affordable than newly-built houses.
My house was perfect for me. It was a two-story house with three tiny bedrooms and a beautiful little yard. There were lots of trees around the back yard and I loved having that shady, peaceful area in back.
What I didn’t know, and wasn’t told about even with a pre-purchase home inspection, is that all of that wonderful shade, along with the soil and ground type in the area, contributed to a lot of moisture in the crawl space. The crawl space was really dark and dirty and since I never needed to crawl in there for anything, I never realized how damp it always was.
Until it was time to sell that adorable first house.
After my husband and I got married and started to build a new house to move into, I listed my little house for sale. What I found out from the resulting home inspections was so upsetting. Not only was there too much moisture in the crawl space, but it had caused the moisture barriers to the house to break down over the years. There was mold and rot in several areas under the house, and even up to the dining room floor and back deck. There was even a high level of radon that was common in the older houses in that neighborhood.
We were told by the inspectors and realtors that the mold and rot can cause what’s called a “sick house” that can make the family living there extremely sick.
We ended up having to rip out and re-lay part of the hardwood Dining Room floor, tear out and rebuild the entire back deck, have the crawl space completely cleaned, treated and sealed and more. It was so expensive, so time-consuming and soooo upsetting. Had I known how bad the problem was, I would have done something about the crawlspace moisture years before and prevented all of those headaches.
I just learned about a product that would have resolved the entire problem for me, if I’d known about it back then. Wave Home Solutions ventilates and dries out damp areas at the lowest level of houses, like crawlspaces and basements. The damp and polluted air is drawn out and directed outside. Then warmer, dry air from upstairs is drawn down into the space to prevent moisture build-up. The structure becomes dry and the air is cleaned, resulting in a healthier home. On average, this takes approximately 6 to 10 exchanges.
Instead of using dehumidifiers which dry air, but do not ventilate or remove toxins and pollutants, Wave Home Solutions resolves the moisture and the bad air that creates “sick house”. Plus, dehumidifiers can cost up to $50 a month in electric bills and are a lot of maintenance, like repeatedly emptying buckets of water.
Wave Home Solutions automatically measures humidity throughout the year and will maintain constant proper conditions for your home. It’s maintenance free, only costs pennies a day to run and your satisfaction is guaranteed. Had I known about Wave Home Solutions with my first home, I could have saved thousands of dollars and a lot of frustration!