Dehumidifiers are Helpful, but not always the Solution
November 2nd, 2018
Dehumidifiers are an excellent resource to combat the dampness of basements, particularly in the humid, summer temperatures, as well as on rainy fall days.Dehumidifiers work well for diligent home owners who are willing to empty the dehumidifier multiple times a day to control the build-up of dampness in a basement. They work best under the best of conditions as well.
If your basement is essentially crack-free, mould-free, and well ventilated then a dehumidifier can be a homeowners best friend under humid, damp conditions in our Ontario homes.
However, dehumidifiers simply mask the problems that linger in our basements where problems already exist. No matter how many hours a day you operate and empty a dehumidifier, it does not have the power to fight existing mould and moisture damaged basements. It is at this point that wet basement repairs are essential.
There isn’t a proud home owner who isn’t concerned by the smell of mould and the feeling of dampness in the air when they sit down after a long days work. The sofa and carpet feel damp to sit and walk on and your skin feels clammy to the touch. It’s manageable when it’s just the family that has to endure the smell and feel, but it’s down right embarrassing when a guest questions the pungent odour or the discomfort against his/her skin.
At this point, it is time to unplug the dehumidifier and dial for help. Wet basement services in areas like Barrie and Collingwood can make all the difference to a mould-free home. Clearly, there is a greater issue that has been masked long enough. The solutions are often quite simple and fixable. Our homes are perhaps the biggest financial investments we make in our lives and we have to protect that investment.
Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc. understands the pride of home ownership and invests their time and knowledge and experience to ensure that your house remains free of damage caused by cracks, dampness and mouldy basements.
So remember, don’t hide the problem; fix the problem! Call toll-free Ontario Wet Basement Solutions Inc. to help address your wet basement repairs in places like Barrie and Collingwood.