Moisture buildup is the most common problem in both commercial and residential buildings. The problem, on persisting for a long time, causes damages in various ways. It not only affects the things comprising the structure of a building such as basement and crawl space, it also puts the safety of building and indoor air quality at stake. It also leads to mold growth that ultimately affects the air quality within the building. The biggest problem caused is mold growth, which can spread in the entire building if not checked properly. Apart from this, the growing humidity encourages the growth of dust mites, mildew, microbes, cockroaches, termites and carpenter ants.
Additionally, long-term moisture may lead to other types of problems such as crumbling plasters, warping wood, rotting furniture, foul odor and damage to electrical equipment.