Taking the right precautions to prevent and treat condensation in your basement will save you a significant amount of money in the long run, as water can cause serious, long-term damage to both your home and your health. Follow these tips for the best ways to reduce, prevent, and treat condensation in your home to ensure a safe and clean home for you and your family.
Check Your Appliances
Many families take advantage of the extra space in their basements by putting large appliances there such as a washer and dryer in this space. If you have a large appliance like this in your basement, it is imperative that it is properly ventilated or you could be exposing your basement to significant moisture. Check your washer and dryer’s ventilation system to ensure the moisture is being properly handled and not absorbed elsewhere.
If your basement is completely cut off from your home’s heating system, you could be putting yourself at risk for built-up moisture in your basement. Because there are factors that you cannot completely control, this is a quick fix that could prevent moisture damage that may be hard to solve otherwise. Keeping your basement at an appropriate temperature will also prevent pipe issues in the winter which could also cause leaks or flooding in your basement.
Ensuring your basement is properly ventilated is essential to a safe and healthy basement. If there is nowhere for moisture to escape, it will surely remain in your basement and cause damage to your property. There are countless ventilation systems to choose from but the key is to identify the biggest issue, if any, and choose the system that best addresses the problem area.
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If you are having basement moisture issues or would like to protect your basement with a waterproofing lifetime warranty, contact B-dry Systems today for an estimate on your basement!