A growing concern in the United States, mold problems have resulted in financial
loss and personal health issues. Sylvane,
Inc. assists customers by providing expert advice and tailored solutions
to help prevent the growth of mold and mildew in customers homes and businesses.
Surveys of realtors, homeowners, and building inspectors have shown that mold
is on the mind of todays home buyers. The discovery of significant mold
in a residence is enough to scuttle a potential house sale or reduce the final
closing value on a home.
It is unfortunate that such situations exist when many of these cases
could have been prevented by a relatively small financial investment and proper
precautionary measures, says Steven Hong, President of Sylvane. Controlling
relative humidity is crucial in efforts to prevent mold growth and a dehumidifier
is the appropriate first step to take in that direction.
Relative humidity is a measure of the moisture content in the air relative
to how much moisture the air could potentially hold given its current temperature.
Most experts agree that relative humidity should ideally be beneath 50% in order
to prevent the growth of mold.
Sylvane has a broad array of dehumidifiers available to meet varying conditions
and requirements. From simple standalone room dehumidifiers to ducted whole
house units and specialized industrial low temperature units, Sylvane carries
a complete spectrum of solutions.
The Santa Fe Dehumidifier is a popular product for large or damp basement environments.
This unit is energy star rated and as of the May 2005 comparison report
this unit is the most energy efficient unit in the entire energy star program.
It can be used standalone in a basement or can also be ducted.
For those customers with more modest dehumidification needs, the DeLonghi dehumidifier
line may be a good fit. These units are energy star rated and come in varying
capacities for different size areas and conditions. In addition, DeLonghi is
one of the only manufacturers to provide a built-in condensate pump on select
models at a relatively low price point.
For customers with more industrial or specialized requirements, Sylvane also
carries Ebac dehumidifiers. These units are rugged commercial grade units with
very low temperature operation.
Customers interested in one of these solutions or a consultation on their mold
issues should contact one of Sylvanes product experts. Through a detailed
consultation, customers can take a step in the direction of stopping mold problems
before they occur.