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Solving Winter Basement Dampness Problems Can Lead to Substantial Energy Savings

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Updated 9:47 AM CST, Fri, December 28,2018

Warrenton, VA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/28/2018 -- Cool temperatures and existing dampness problems can make winter a difficult time to keep the basement dry. Homeowners resort to ineffective dehumidifiers and limited-coverage space heaters to remove moisture and prevent mold and mildew buildup.

Over the winter months, large energy bills can accumulate from winter basement dehumidifier and space heater use. Basement Solutions of Warrenton, VA, recommends that homeowners consider a range of basement moisture solutions that create a comfortable basement space without ongoing energy consumption to keep it dry.

Use of energy-hungry devices to dry the basement air and keep surface moisture down also raises concerns during winter vacations and even overnight. Dehumidifiers can shut off when their tanks are full, and unattended space heaters may present risks. Installation of more permanent dehumidifying and heating solutions can help solve the moist air problem but not the energy concerns. Addressing the root cause, moisture entering the basement area, is often the best long-term solution and provides additional benefits as the space becomes more livable and healthy.

This article from the University of Minnesota covers basement dampness causes, such as groundwater saturation and foundation problems, for which simple electric devices are really not enough. With a proper damp basement repair, homeowners can avoid unhealthy mold and mildew problems and finish the basement space without fear of these contaminants growing behind the walls. A recreation area, hobby space or additional bedroom can be created once permanent winter basement dampness solutions are applied.

Homeowners who use energy-hungry dehumidifiers or space heaters to keep winter basement dampness under control can turn to basement waterproofing for a true moisture solution. A permanent solution provides energy savings, mold and mildew control and the full use of the basement space.

Homeowners who want to substantially lower their energy costs by turning to basement waterproofing can call Basement Solutions at 571-208-4048 to start exploring the right solution for their damp basement situation.

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