Water in your basement is potentially dangerous for several reasons. In addition to ruining an otherwise useable space, damp basements can lead to serious health risks like mold growth. Here are some great tips on how to keep your basement dry with basic plumbing tools.
The most effective way to keep your basement dry is by using a sump pump. Many people experience basement flooding or moisture because of groundwater seeping in through the foundation of their home and into their basement. Sump pumps suck up this ground water through the basement floor and release it outside of the home so that it doesn’t collect under the basement floor or, worse yet, in the basement itself. Sump pumps are extremely common, so if you still experience water problems in your basement, then make sure that your sump pump is working correctly.
Other plumbing adjustments you can make in your basement can also prevent excess moisture. For example, leaky pipes can release hundreds perhaps even thousands of gallons of water over the course of a year. Making sure that your pipes are not leaking is a great way to keep excess water out of your basement.
Properly insulating water lines is also extremely important. Exposed cold water pipes can cause condensation to form, which means you’ll have puddles all over your basement. Pipe insulation will prevent warm air from making contact with cold pipes, ensuring that your basement stays nice and dry!
For more information on how proper plumbing tools and techniques can keep your basement from turning into a swamp, call the plumbing experts at All Plumbing Inc. We specialize in all types of plumbing from sewer line repair, water main repair, and drain cleaning to hydro-jetting and basement plumbing maintenance. For more information on our services, check out the All Plumbing Inc. website today!