Getting Rid of Dampness in the Basement

If you own a home with a basement, you may already have big plans for using it as additional space. Some people use it as an office, mother-in-law suite or even storage. Whatever the purpose you have in mind, keeping the space dry is important.

To combat dampness in a basement, common home maintenance tips include purchasing a dehumidifier. This is a low-cost solution that helps to remove much of the humidity in the air. If you have water seeping in through the basement, take a look outside to see if you can divert drainage from your house by using longer gutter hoses.

In some cases, you may still have dampness inside the basement. When this happens, you can rely on professional services to help you rectify the problem quickly.

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