What Do I Do With A Humid Basement?
For some of our mid-Atlantic area customers, moisture in the basement isn’t always the result of a flood or a leak. Because this region of the United States is a naturally moist one, sometimes moisture will begin to accumulate simply due to the dampness in the air, and while you may not notice that your basement is damp at first, it will soon become apparent when mold begins to grow on surfaces or property in the basement and you’ll get that tell-all musty smell. By the time mold starts growing it may already be too late for some belongings, but you can save others still unaffected if you take the steps to dehumidify your basement before the damage grows too severe.
Basements are often situated underground, and this doesn’t bode well for ventilation in the space, so humidity from the air will be left to sit in the air and on surfaces. At AA Action Waterproofing, we can help those with naturally humid basements to keep this type of moisture out as well, and we can even diagnose and treat any mold problems which may have arisen due to this excess moisture in the air.
The first sign you should look for when it comes to telling if you may have a damp basement before mold begins to take over is that tell-tale odor, and this is typically the first sign that basement humidity may be a problem. Humid basements will have a type of musty odor that seems to cling to the air, and you’ll be able to smell the dampness in your space. If the odor grows stronger, this could signify that mold is already growing in the space, and taking steps to eradicate the mold and air out your basement will be necessary to avoid further property damage.
At AA Action Waterproofing, we can help you to dehumidify and ventilate your basement in order to keep this indoor moisture out, and we can make sure that mold is not taking over your basement and calling it home. If you feel that you may have a humid basement, simply call us at AA Action Waterproofing to see what we can do for you today!