Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 by Alexis Wolfe
A wet basement puts your family and property at risk…
Air that comes in through your wet basement travels upward - infiltrating the rest of your home. If there is mold, mildew, dust, bacteria, or any other unhealthy agent growing in your wet basement - you can bet that it is in the air in your home as well. Water in your basement can also contribute to rusting and rotting basement fixtures. Over time this can lead to allergies, illness, and property damage.
Issues Caused By a Wet Basement
A wet basement doesn't just put your property at risk for water damage - it can also cause the following problems:
"But it only leaks when it rains!"
Just because the basement only leaks or floods when there is heavy rain doesn't mean the effects aren't lasting long after the water is gone. Even if the water has been removed, moisture and humidity in the basement can lead to mold, mildew, rotting wood, and other issues.
A Dry Basement Adds Value to Your Home
Basements can be much more than mere storage space. When you take care of your basement and pursue the proper measures to keep it healthy, you can use it as an added room. This could be a home theater, playroom, or even an extra bedroom. Think of all the square footage that is going to waste when you ignore your basement. Potential buyers of your home also expect a dry basement, and neglecting to fix water issues will result in diminished value.
What should I do?
It is worth your while as a homeowner to invest in a good basement waterproofing and dehumidifying system. This will help to protect your property, family, and health over time and ensure that your basement space is usable. This will also greatly improve the reselling value of your home.
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