Homes are designed to keep the elements out, so it’s no surprise that many homeowners are alarmed to find puddles of water in the basement. No matter the state your basement is in right now, taking these steps can help you get it dry again.
Dry Out the Space
It may be obvious that you don’t want to leave standing water in a basement, but even smaller amounts can cause serious trouble over time. Take a moment to consider what water sitting in your basement can do. In addition to causing wear to concrete floors and walls, it also encourages mold growth in fibrous materials (drywall, carpeting, wood, etc.) and can compromise indoor air quality.
For these reasons, you’ll want to take steps to dry out the basement as quickly as possible. That will often mean physically removing water with pumps and then using fans or dehumidifiers to pull excess …Continue reading