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ehumidification Tips for Properties in Central & Northern, NJ & Staten Island, NY

Dehumidification Tips | Central & Northern, NJ & Staten Island, NY

 

One of the biggest risks your home can encounter is an increase in moisture. When the moisture levels in your building are too high, they can create several structural problems like:

ehumidification Tips for Properties in Central & Northern, NJ & Staten Island, NY

High moisture levels also make it easier for bacteria and water-loving insects to infest your property, affecting the healthy status of your indoor environment. The moment moisture damage gets out of control, you may start developing health problems such as:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Eye and skin irritations
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Respiratory problems

Of course, you can minimize moisture damage by maintaining a dry atmosphere and regular cleaning. However, these methods aren’t enough to eliminate moisture entirely. Sometimes normal cleaning and drying procedures can’t treat areas that are persistently damp. In this case, you’ll have to apply the following methods to get rid of the moisture in your property completely:

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Search and Seal Leaks

ehumidification Tips for Properties in Central & Northern, NJ & Staten Island, NY

Moisture can come from air and water leaks, so your priority should be to immediately plug up these gaps. You can use canned polyurethane foam (the low-expansion kind) to seal large gaps, while caulk is perfect for smaller holes. If you want to work with something that’s slightly cleaner, acrylic latex caulk will do the trick. It’s also a good idea to use high-temperature caulk to plug leaks that are found on hot surfaces like vent pipes and furnaces. If your moisture problems are caused by a leaking crack, it’s best to have it professionally repaired.

 

Insulate Your Home

Insulation may be known for improving a property’s thermal performance, but it has moisture control features as well. Insulation materials like spray foam can manage moisture penetration and stop it from spreading, while others act as vapor barriers that keep your crawl space and basement dry. Insulation also keeps your property warm, so condensation forming on your pipes and water tanks are reduced.

Basement Dehumidifier and Sump Pump

Your basement is the most vulnerable area in your property when it comes to moisture accumulation. Since your basement rarely sees the light of day, it’s easier for moisture to trap itself in the room and keep it damp. However, with a basement dehumidifier and sump pump installed, you can eliminate moisture from your basement entirely. A basement dehumidifier eliminates moisture that’s circulating in the air, while a sump pump drains water from your property efficiently.

With the following dehumidification strategies applied, expect that the moisture levels in your property will be reduced and eliminated. However, if your moisture problem is bigger than you expected, contact Scaldino Basement Solutions. We offer superior basement waterproofing services, as well as professional mold, dust mites and odor removal techniques. Give us a call today at 908-258-6561 for a free estimate. We serve Union, Middlesex, Monmouth, Essex, Morris, Somerset, Bergen, Passaic and many other Counties in NJ as well as Richmond County Staten Island NY. Call us today!