Dehumidification Tips 101 | Southeastern Philadelphia

Dehumidification Tips for Southeastern Philadelphia

Your basement must stay dry at all times. However, situations like leaks and the winter season can cause moisture to take over your basement. If you are unable to control the dampness in the area, then mold, wood rotting, and other structural damage caused by the excess liquid will ensue. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to ensure that your basement stays nice and dry and free from any damage.

One basement waterproofing method you can turn into a routine habit is to learn how to dehumidify the area. If you are just now learning about this procedure, there is no need to worry. Here are some tips you can follow to make sure that your first time dehumidifying your basement goes well.

Check the Status of Your Ventilation System

A damaged or worn out ventilation system could be the biggest reason why your basement remains damp or wet. When your ventilation system isn’t functioning properly, it brings cold air straight into the basement, which condenses when the air reaches any of the basement’s surfaces. The solution to this problem? Call the professionals at Jamison Basement Waterproofing, and have them take a look at your vents. It is better that you let the experts handle this task. It requires a keen eye to recognize a busted ventilation system that can be repaired, from a system that needs to be overhauled.

Eliminate All Air and Water Leaks

Eliminate All Air and Water Leaks

Air and water leaks act similarly to a damaged ventilation system, but these are problems you can fix on your own. When covering large gaps, use canned polyurethane foam, which you can purchase at any hardware store. You can use polyurethane foam in integral basement areas like the plumbing pipes and walls. For smaller holes, you can fill the gaps by using some caulk (or acrylic latex caulk) or silicone. You can also spread caulk between your home’s foundation and sill plate, for extra measure. On the other hand, if you are dealing with water leaks, you can work with water-stop cement to deal with the water infiltration.

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Contact the Professionals for More Help

If you are still having problems dehumidifying your basement or you happen encounter any difficulties with any of these methods, calling the professionals at Jamison Basement Waterproofing will help. Not only can we help you control moisture in your basement, we will also provide you with a state-of-the-art dehumidification system for your property. Just give us a call at 610-200-6858 or visit our contact page for more details. We serve all properties located in Southeastern Philadelphia.

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