In houses that have a basement, moisture control must be performed year-round. Here is how to handle basement moisture control to make sure your living quarters are comfortable, no matter the time of year.
Home Solutions for a Damp Basement
- A finished basement may include a shower, washing machine or dryer that could be contributing to the condensation and moisture. It’s very important to have a vent or a window installed if possible to help with basement moisture control.
- Moisture can also form on pipes, especially if the water temperature contrasts greatly with the basement temperature. Have a professional inspect and cover the pipes with insulation as a prevention method.
- Water can seep in through the concrete, either from a bad grade or improperly aligned gutters. Once again, a home inspection can determine if the exterior of the home is contributing to basement moisture.
- The basement foundation is perhaps the easiest access point for moisture to enter. It’s crucial to have a vapor barrier installed, so the moisture that does seep in doesn’t gain access to the interior living quarters.
One thing to remember is that moisture and mildew love company. Where there is a water presence, especially in the basement, more moisture and mold will soon be present. If you are experiencing wetness in your basement, feel free to give us a call at AdvantaClean of the Capital Region for basement moisture control solutions. We can not only get rid of the problem, but also perform an on-site inspection to determine where the water is coming from – and to make sure it stops.