3 Most Common Plumbing Causes of Wet Basements

Wet basements can be extremely frustrating because it virtually renders the space unusable.  Additionally, the moisture can transform the basement into a Petri dish of mold and bacteria, forming health hazards for your entire home.  We’ve come across several wet basements, and here are the most common plumbing-related issues that cause them.

That Leaky Pipe

As an obvious culprit to their entire home, a leaking pipe can quickly introduce high levels of moisture to any basement.  Broken, cracked, or rusted pipes in the basement are often products of the “out of sight, out of mind” process.  Instead of going with the DIY duct tape on pipe quick fix, it’s best to hire a professional who will provide a permanent solution to the basement moisture problem.

Sweating Pipes

Sometimes what appears to be a leaking pipe is a “sweating” pipe.  Just as a cold drink on a warm environment condensates on the outside of its container, a cold pipe does when it is introduced to warmer temperatures.   Insulating the pipe quickly solves this problem.

Clogged Basement Drain

We’ve seen clogged drains in the basements that resulted in some very bad moisture problems.  The drain is often a source for the laundry rooms and is prone to get clogged with various substances.  A certified plumber can quickly get this unclogged and free your basement of excess moisture.

If you are facing wet basement problems, it is always best to have a professional take a look at the problem.  Drain Masters Plumbing offers every client options when it comes to repairs of any type.



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