DO YOU HAVE BASEMENT FLOOR WET SPOTS? WE CAN HELP!
HOW TO DEAL WITH BASEMENT FLOOR WET SPOTS
Basement floor wet spots, also known as damp basements are a common occurrence. Many people don’t even notice them because they don’t occur where the rest of the home looks, and some don’t even know how to solve this problem. However, this problem does not have to be caused by a lack of water.
If your basement is damp, then you are experiencing what is called an under-basement flood. This can be an indication that your house needs to be excavated to make it drier. When water accumulates in a basement, the walls become more permeable, and water can travel through the air gap and leak into the surrounding areas. When this happens, the dampness in the basement will start to get worse and eventually reach the surface.
STOP BASEMENT FLOOR WET SPOTS
There are some things you can do to stop this from happening, such as using dehumidifiers regularly or installing waterproofing materials around your basement to prevent any water from getting underneath the foundation. Other things you can do is to try to keep the ground level in your basement at a minimum by sealing off any possible sources of water.
While you’re trying to keep the floor dry, you may also want to use products that will help absorb the moisture in your basement. You can find products that use chemicals that break down any excess water so it doesn’t get to the surface.
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DETERMINE WHERE BASEMENT WET SPOTS COME FROM
When it comes to eliminating the water from your basement, there are also things you can do to prevent it from occurring. It’s best to have your water bill regularly sent to you, so you can see which areas of the house are having the biggest problem with their water bills. You should also use dehumidifiers on occasion to help control your water bills. By doing so, you can save money on your water bill.
Another important step to stopping water from getting underneath the foundation is to have a dehumidifier system installed. You can also do a small test to see if there is water in the basement by putting your hand in the area of the basement and then take a look at the basement to see if the ground is wet.
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CLEAN BASEMENT FLOOR WET SPOTS
Moisture that has accumulated will start to seep out of the ground and eventually reach the walls of your house, and ceiling. If there is some moisture in the basement, you should remove all water that’s in the basement by using a pump and drain cleaner.
When it comes to solving the problem of basement floors’ wet spots, the best solution is to address it quickly before the problem gets any worse. When you notice that your basement is wet, you need to take steps to fix the problem as soon as possible. Otherwise, the problem will get worse and you’ll have to do a lot more work to get your house dry again.
HOW TO DEAL WITH BASEMENT FLOOR WET SPOTS WITH AQUATECH
ELIMINATE WATER FROM YOUR WET BASEMENT FLOOR
To begin the process of eliminating water from your basement, you should run a fan or two to circulate the air in the room. The air will help keep the water away, while the humidity in the air will help remove the excess moisture from the air and help keep the basement dry. You’ll also want to keep an eye on the temperature in the room and make sure that it stays where it needs to be
BASEMENT FLOOR WET SPOTS CAUSE MOULD
Once you’ve cleared the air and the floor of any water, you need to move on to cleaning up any remaining moisture in the area. You can use a dehumidifier to help clear the air and the area where the water is soaking up from the floor and walls. Once the area has been properly dried, you can then use a pump or drain cleaner to help clear out the water in the basement. Again, you need to make sure to have the air and the water completely dry before you try to go about any other repairs.
Even though the above-mentioned methods are great ways to deal with basement floor wet spots, there are some cases in which you’ll have to take the issue to the next level. If the floor is stained and mouldy, or you find that the basement floor is very damp in general, it may be time to call in the professionals. You can use a professional to clean and repair your basement floor.
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LET PROFESSIONALS DEAL WITH BASEMENT FLOOR WET SPOTS
If you don’t feel comfortable with the idea of calling a professional, you can also use some home repair products on your own to help get rid of your basement floor wet spots. However, it’s important to remember to be careful when using these products on any kind of floor, because the chemicals in them can cause damage to your basement floor and other things in your home. If you do it wrong, you can cause more harm than good. If you know of a solution to your wet spot problem, however, it might be in your best interest to call a professional. Call Aquatech Waterproofing to ensure your basement floor is free from any more wet spots.