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A damp basement is just one of the problems that our Gutter Helmet® gutter protection system can prevent. It completely blocks leaves and debris from entering your gutters, greatly reducing the risk of gutter clogs. Even if your gutters still become clogged for some reason, we know how to clean gutters with gutter guards, so the risk of your gutters overflowing are low. However, there are other ways for your basement to become damp besides clogged gutters. In today’s article, Gutter Helmet of Michigan discusses the possible reasons behind damp basements.

Water Leak

This is one of the most common reasons for dampness in a basement. There’s a leak somewhere in the area, and it is causing all of the problems. You’ll need to follow the trail of water to its source and then deal with the leak. You might have to replace the pipe or perform some other difficult task, so we recommend hiring a plumber to fix this for you. Finding the source of the leak can also be difficult sometimes and a plumber can help.

Condensation

Condensation forms when warm air and moist air comes into contact with a cool surface, like your basement walls and floor. Dealing with this problem is relatively simple. You will need to find the source of warm and moist air and then install a ventilation system in your basement. Possible sources for warm air include a clogged dryer exhaust and a faulty central air conditioner.

Yard Grading Flaw

If there is a flaw with your landscaping then water can still saturate the soil surrounding your foundation even if your gutters aren’t clogged. The grading around your house should allow rainwater to flow away from your home. If the grading isn’t right, then water will accumulate around your house and eventually seep into your basement. You should hire someone to redo the sloping.

We know how to clean gutters with gutter guards, but surprisingly, we don’t use this knowledge often. For the vast majority of the time, once we install Gutter Helmet, our customers will no longer have to clean their gutters again. Gutter Helmet is guaranteed to keep your gutters clog-free, so if there’s a clog problem after the installation, then just give us a call and we’ll fix it immediately. We serve many areas including Wyoming, Michigan. Call us at (800) 824-3772 to learn more about our services and products or to get a free quote.