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Hazards Associated With Wet or High Moisture Basements

8/27/2019 (Permalink)

Dehumidifier next to water heater Dehumidifiers are a good way to keep moisture from building up in your basement

There can be a lot of hazards associated with wet or high moisture basements.  Some hazards are increased respiratory problems, harmful mold, long-term damage to the structure and equipment, personal property damage and a possible decrease in your house value. It’s also a great inconvenience, and hard work, and potentially a financial burden to fix the problems. The number one inconvenience is the cost, which can add up to tens of thousands of dollars in damage if water or moisture takes over.

It’s a good idea to protect your personal items that are in your basement the best you can. By simply putting personal belongings up onto shelves, you can possibly keep your belongings out of water’s reach in case of flooding.  Furniture with legs, or furniture lifted on blocks, helps to keep the water out of the material. Make sure to lift up and pin any fabric that may hang down towards the floor.

A lot of basements trap moisture. If your basement has high moisture, run a dehumidifier, especially in the summer when outside moisture is high. That will help to eliminate some moisture that can otherwise lead to mold.

If you experience any flooding or water damage or mold in your basement then call us at SERVPRO of Kernersville. We can be reached 24/7 and 365 at 336-379-1772 

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