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Troubleshooting Wet Basement Problems

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PROBLEM: Water Pipes Drip Water
Problem: Dripping Water Pipes

Possible Symptom:

  • Cold water pipes sweat and drip water.
Possible Reason:
  • Condensation or "sweating" on the pipe is forming due to the temperature difference between the pipe and the air.
Possible Solution:
  • Insulate the cold water pipes using a preformed tubular foam sleeve or adhesive backed foam tape.
  • If possible, insulate valve bodies as well but leave valve handles exposed.

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