Do you have water in your basement?
Picture the basement of your home...
Are there ever water puddles on the floor or damp spots at the base of the walls following rainfall?
Do the walls ever feel damp or have condensation?
Is there a damp, musty smell that makes it unpleasant to be in the space?
Does the space feel humid in the summer months?
Even if these issues seem small, you should not ignore these indicators of a moisture problem. If left untreated for a long period of time, these things could lead to serious water damage to your property. Particularly concerning could be the possibility of mold growth and unsafe air in the space, as mold can emerge anywhere that moisture is present.
So what should you do if any of these factors appear to be present in your basement?
First, it is a good idea to invest in a dehumidifier to run in your basement at all times. This would be especially helpful in cases where a musty or damp smell is present, as the dehumidifier will remove much of the moisture from the air before it can significantly affect your property.When SERVPRO of Mercer County professionals begin the drying and water restoration process, they employ powerful dehumidifiers and air movers which remove the moisture and dry the affected area in a short amount of time.
If you are continually seeing water or dampness on the floor or along the walls of your basement, call SERVPRO of Mercer County, who will not only clean up the issue but will help you to determine the source of the moisture and how it is entering your home.
Call us at 724-704-8939 - we are here to help and to advise you on how best to deal with your moisture problem!