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3 Steps to Dehumidifying Your Basement or Crawl Space in Michigan

Why and How to Dehumidify Your Basement

When talking about dehumidification, some people think that all you need to do is to buy a dehumidifier, plug it in, and let it work its magic. However, it’s not always so simple, especially when the space that you’re talking about is a basement.

Even if you don't spend most of your time at home in the basement, it’s still important to keep it clean and dry at all times. For example, damp conditions in your crawl space or basement can cause mold to develop and once mold is growing, it can cause respiratory problems. Those damp conditions can even lead to structural damage in your home by attracting water-loving insects or causing wood to rot.

So what should you do when faced with these conditions in your home? It’s time for a more thorough process that fixes these problems. Here are some tips to get you started:

Sealing the Leaks

Sealing the Leaks

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To prevent the air in your basement from becoming damp, you should also seal any gaps in your space. If you want to attempt to plug the leaks yourself, you can simply get a can of polyurethane foam insulation and spray it in between your walls. They can also be used to fill in the gaps between plumbing pipes and some vents.

To fix smaller gaps, you can use caulk. However, make sure that you’re using the right kind of caulk. For example, if you’re going to seal leaks on or near vent pipes that heat up, you should use high-temperature caulk. With nonporous materials like metal, you can use silicone.

If you're not sure where to start, just contact Dry Basement of Michigan for help with your air leaks.


Get a Sump Pump

If your basement or crawl space already has some water presence, it may be necessary to use a sump pump. This will completely suck up any excess water left in the space. Paired with a dehumidifier and you’re guaranteed a drier room in no time.

As these options show, there are many ways to dehumidify your basement. But should you need the assistance of a professional, feel free to get in touch with our experts here at Basement Waterproofing of Michigan. Call us at 248-206-3484 or fill out our contact form for your free estimate.

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