As you know, the winter months are ending and due to lack of snow in the Northeastern United States, including our area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, you probably didn’t have too many water intrusions. Does that mean your Basement Waterproofing should be ignored?
Answer: Not even close!
It’s getting warmer our and April is approaching. In a previous blog, we detail what to expect with the April rainy season, but you need to prepare now. Identifying areas of potential distress now before it rains can help you diagnose and seek remedy before too much damage.
Waterproofing concerns for my home
Your home is more vulnerable than you think. Small cracks that have opened due to freezing and thawing are allowing water and moisture into your home. With less cold days, more rain than snow, more water was able to have a chance to move into small areas of weakness. This means while you were enjoying your days and the snow-free weather, the weather was slowly picking apart your home.
Where to look for water damage and mold damage
Typically, people often look at the outside of a home to see where water gathers and pools. This is a good indicator of one potential problem area, but doorways are another big area. Are the doorways properly maintained to prevent water intrusion? How about your windows? This is another huge problematic are for mold and water entering your home, walls or basement through the structure.
Is your roof secure and sealed?
That’s a question you may not know the answer to. Unless you have a ladder and no fear of heights, you may not know if your roof sustained damage and is now letting water in. The basement isn’t the only place water can get in. Once water is in, the mold and mildew become an even bigger issue,
So, what to do?
Checking those areas mentioned an monitoring them during wet periods can aid in addressing issues. Is the carpet wet in the basement? Are boxes moist and giving off a musky smell in the garage? Does you home have that feeling somethings not right?
As always, unless you have expertise in diagnosis and treatment of water intrusion and mold remediation, it’s best left to a trained professional in your area. They can identify all the areas in trouble and treat not just the source of the leaks, but any resultant damage, mold growth and any preventative steps needed to guarantee your water problems become a thing of the past.