Here at Best Waterproofing, we have seen basements in all sorts of water-damaged states, from full-on floods to spotting. Suffice it to say, we have seen the full range of issues that water damage can cause to a basement.
Pipe leaks, rainwater, humidity, and moisture from HVAC systems can all cause your basement to become wet.
This damage can be very serious, not only for the value of your home but your quality of life in general.
Wherever your basement may lie on that spectrum (hopefully it is dry!), it is important to understand that there are a variety of issues that can be caused in a wet basement. Read on to find out the kind of issues that can be caused by a wet basement.
This may be your biggest concern here, for not only does this lower your property value, but it also compromises the integrity of your home and thereby threatens your safety.
Superficial issues like cracks and peels can start to happen, but before long your home may be in such a condition of deterioration that its value, and livability, can be significantly lowered.
If you notice as much as a crack in your wet basement, then do not hesitate to call us at Best Waterproofing for an inspection and any necessary repairs.
Mold growth can cause damage to your home along with illness in the home’s inhabitants.
Moisture encourages mold spores to grow, and a consistently wet basement can see a lot of mold spores grow if not treated correctly.
If you have asthma or allergies, this can be especially serious, as mold has been linked to respiratory illnesses and issues, from bronchitis to pneumonia.
We here at Best Waterproofing offer our customers mold removal services, so be sure to give us a call if you notice any mold in your home. We will also help identify the source of the problem, so that you do not need to worry about further mold growth.
Dampness is another issue, which refers to a general moisture in the air. Dampness can cause mold to grow, but sometimes there is just dampness, which is still a risk.
It is a risk because it can attract bacteria, viruses, insects, and other infecting and infesting elements inside your home.
So, even if you just notice moisture in your basement, it is good to get it nipped in the bud before anything worse begins.
Damage to HVAC Systems
Like most electronic equipment, HVAC systems are not meant to interact with a lot of water. As a result, a significant amount of water exposure can cause issues in an HVAC system.
These issues can range from system malfunctions to full-on fires.
Additionally, their wet surfaces can host plenty of unhealthy bacteria, so if you go downstairs to make changes to your heating or cooling system, you may be at a health risk.
Save Your Home from Water Damage with Best Waterproofing
Contact us today for a wide variety of prevention and repair services related to water damage in your home, and you’ll be able to sleep better at night knowing that your basement has been waterproofed.