Foley Mechanical: Basement mold issues solved

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Foley Mechanical, Lorton, Va., solved a mold issue with the installation of a Therma-Stor Ultra-Aire 70H dehumidifier in the basement of a Great Falls, Va. home.

The affected area was approximately 1,100 sq. ft. Mold remediation was done by a specialist: sheetrock was removed and properly cleaned and remediated, then replaced and repainted.

“This home had a mold and humidity problem,” says Foley. “We installed this dehumidifier along with a bath exhaust fan to help resolve the issue. This will help resolve mold growth due to high humidity levels.”

From the manufacturer:

The Ultra-Aire 70H is the first compact, high-efficiency, whole-house ventilating dehumidifier designed to fit in tight, low-clearance applications. The unit removes up to 70 pints per day, is Energy Star® rated and provides effective air filtration (MERV 13). The Ultra-Aire 70H is designed to handle up to 1,800 sq. ft., which makes it ideal for a small home, condo, or apartment application. The unit can be tied into a forced air duct system, ducted with separate ducting, or used in a freestanding application. It can be installed in mechanical rooms, closets, attics, basements, and crawlspaces.

The Ultra-Aire 70H has an innovative cabinet design that easily converts to either vertical or horizontal airflow discharge which allows for easier installation in tight spaces. Flexible airflow configurations allow the Ultra-Aire 70H to be installed in locations where other dehumidifiers don’t fit due to duct issues and size constraints.

Optional fresh outdoor air may be ducted to the unit via a “T” adaptor to the inlet duct. This provides fresh air to dilute indoor pollutants and maintain a normal oxygen content in the air. The amount of fresh air ventilation can be regulated by a variety of dampers and controls.

For more information on the Ultra-Aire dehumifier,

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