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How to Prevent Basement Mould

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19 Wed 2016 dmcdowell Comments: 0

A wet basement can develop into major concern  because you have  many maintenance systems installed or utilize in  that area, such as water and sewage pipes and  electrical wiring. Read and follow the tips that will help you prevent water damage in your basement. Be thorough when  performing these inspections and be sure to inspect your basement regularly.

HVAC Systems

Heating and air conditioning systems (HVAC) must be inspected frequently. Check the drain pans and remove debris to allow free flow of water. Inspect the filters and replace them as needed. When inspecting the HVAC, examine the ductwork and seal deteriorated insulation.

Pipes Condensations

Pipe condensation is a common plumbing problem caused by sweating pipes. This problem promotes mold, corrosion, and rot if it is ignored. Insulating your pipes reduces condensation.

Sump Pumps

Sump pump systems assist in keeping unwanted water out of your home. When checking the pump, make sure the outlet pipe is not frozen or clogged and that it directs water away from your home. Many flooded basements are a result of sump pumps that do not operate properly

Clean the air hole in the discharge line. Ensure that the motor is running well. Test the pump by filling the sump pit with water to make sure the pump is working properly. 

Walls and Ceiling

Check the walls and look for signs of moisture. Moist walls may indicate an internal leak. Examine the walls for stains. If you detect stains, follow them to locate the source of the problem and fix it. Even the smallest leak in the basement must be treated promptly.

Clothes Dryers

Inspect your clothes dryer to ensure that it is properly venting the exhaust outside and not into your living space.  A dryer exhausting into the home can increase the humidity levels in the home

Foundations Cracks

Check the foundation for cracks that can bring outside water into the home. Repair the foundation cracks

19 Wed 2016 dmcdowell

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