Having high humidity levels and moisture in your basement can lead to a lot of unwanted problems, such as mold, musty air, carpet stains, and wood decay or rot. By following these tips, you can ensure that your basement stays at the perfect level of humidity.
Seal any cracks or leaks
One cause of basement humidity can come from liquid seeping in through cracks or leaks in your plumbing system. Unsealed leaks can allow moisture into your basement that can create dampness and wet spots. While you may be able to seal some yourself, you may want to hire a professional to determine if there are any leaks that may not be visible.
Use a dehumidifier
A dehumidifier is a great way to control the humidity level in your basement. There are tons of different types of dehumidifiers on the market, so you may need to do some research on which one is best for your home. If you have a large basement, consider installing two dehumidifiers to properly cover the space.
Moisture can get trapped in basements when there is poor air circulation. Open windows in your basement if you have them and install vents to ensure that damp air doesn’t get trapped.
Insulating your basement can lessen moisture. Because insulation decreases heat transfer, it moderates temperatures throughout your home so humidity and moisture will be less likely to develop in the basement and the rest of the home.
Install a sump pump
Having a proper working sump pump, such as the PumpSpy SmartPump can keep unwanted moisture out of your basement. They help to remove rising groundwater before moisture seeps into the house. PumpSpy’s SmartPump and other sump pump solutions include 24/7 monitoring so that you can be alerted of rising water level in your basement.
Control the temperature
Moisture and humidity can form when your home is too hot and too cold. Keeping your temperature set to about 68 degrees should keep humidity levels at a safe level.
When it comes to basement moisture, PumpSpy wants to make sure that you have what you need to avoid mold, must, carpet stains, and wood decay. That’s why we offer multiple sump pump solutions that can be used to avoid moisture in your basement; 1/2 HP Primary Pump, SmartPump, and SmartPump Combo System. You’ll receive free 24/7 monitoring in the PumpSpy app! For more information about PumpSpy’s innovative smart home sump pump technologies, call 1-833-PUMPSPY.