Is Your Basement Sweating? Identify and Get Rid of Moisture in Your Basement

Is Your Basement Sweating? Identify and Get Rid of Moisture in Your Basement

Moisture in your basement or crawl space can cause serious issues in your home’s foundation over time. Let Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing help protect your house with our waterproofing solutions and moisture barriers.

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Identifying Moisture Issues in Your Home

Sometimes, moisture problems can be quite apparent, but in some cases they may be harder to spot. If you don’t see common signs of moisture, such as cracked or peeling paint, bulging wallpaper or even mold, there may be other clues in your home:

  • Smell: Moisture often causes additional problems, such as mold and mildew, which can cause a musty odor.
  • Bend: Doors, windows and/or floor boards may become bent or misshapen as a result of moisture. If doors suddenly stick (are harder or easier to open or close), it might be the result of moisture problems.
  • Stains: Water stains on walls, ceilings or floors are an obvious sign of water damage and can help identify where the moisture is entering your home.

If you spot any signs of excessive dampness in your basement, contact Thompson Brothers for a humidity reading. Once we’ve confirmed the issue, our team will create a plan to treat the area and prevent it from causing problems again.

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Preventing Water and Moisture Issues

Preventing problems is half the work, so here are some tips for minimizing moisture in your house:

  • Ventilation: Dark basements can easily get muggy, especially when there are no windows. An easy solution to moisture and odor problems is to frequently ventilate the area.
  • Smart energy consumption: Some home appliances generate moisture. Make sure to only run them when needed, and if possible, open a window.
  • Wipe down moisture: We’ve all seen mirrors fog up after a shower, but did you know that this condensation can contribute to higher moisture levels in your home? Wiping down clouded windows and mirrors can help prevent bigger moisture issues.
  • Insulation: Double glazing and insulation help keep the heat (or cold) inside, while keeping the humidity out.

Thompson Brothers Exterminating and Waterproofing offers various waterproofing solutions, such as moisture barriers and basement waterproofing. Schedule a free consultation to learn more about the options for your home.

Scheduling Your Waterproofing Appointment

When working with us, our team ensures that standing water and high moisture do not cause structural damage, mold, or other water issues to your home. Our waterproofing experts can also inspect your basement and crawl spaces to determine what the moisture level is and recommend solutions to keep the moisture level in your basement or crawl space at an acceptable level.

By investing in professional care and early intervention, you can generate long-term cost savings and decrease future problems. Reach out to our team now for more information.

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We had extensive water intrusion that our inspector did not see. Thompson Brothers had to engage in grading, extensive digging, reinstallation of French drains, and install a new drainage field. The work was excellent. All personnel is polite, on time, and very professional. Highly recommend.

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