Have a Damp Basement? Why This Could Be a Huge Problem for Your Home – Sobieski Services | DE, NJ, PA, MD

Have a Damp Basement? Why This Could Be a Huge Problem for Your Home

If you have a musky smell or have noticed water spots in your basement, you could have a major problem. Many homeowners in the Delaware area are plagued with damp basements, and this can cause some very serious issues.


A damp basement can cause one or more of the following problems in your home:

  • mold growth
  • mildew
  • rot
  • structural damage
  • health problems
  • destruction of paint

These potential problems can be a major health concern and can also be a major financial concern. Finding the problem and reducing the moisture in your basement should be an immediate concern.

Fixing the Problem

The reason for an excessively moist basement may be high humidity or a water leak. If there is a leak in the basement, a simple repair job will fix the problem. High humidity levels require a different fix. They can be caused by daily activities or by the humidity from the outdoors. An efficient dehumidifier can greatly decrease the moisture in the air, and is a great solution for dealing with the humid summer months. By having a technician check your air duct for air leaks, you can ensure that your air conditioner is effectively removing some humidity from the air in your home.

Contact us at Sobieski Services for any questions about your damp basement. We have been providing plumbing, heating, and air conditioning services to the Wilmington area since 1987.

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