A good way to prepare your home for winter is by waterproofing it. Northeast winter weather brings many snow storms our way. Melting snow creates streams of water that spill through cracks to your basement. Repairing your basement from flooding can be very expensive. Basement flooding creates a domino effect of problems. Winter waterproofing will save your house from flooding and potential mold damage.
Pipes and Drains
Pipes and drains should be checked for any damages. Snow melting creates groundwater. Pipes and drains are there to catch leaks and collect excess groundwater. Protecting pipes and drains can take a lot of maintenance.
Gutters and Downspouts
A waterproofing company will check for any exterior concerns of the house. The fall season came and left many leaves in the gutter. It is critical to make sure that gutters and downspouts are clear to do its job. Gutters and downspouts have an important job of moving water away from the house. It’s a smart investment to get these installed. Downspout extensions are a good option to prevent basement flooding even further. The extensions make sure that water will stream away from the house. Excess water is given more direction away from the house with the extension.
A key component to basement waterproofing is a sump pump. The sump pump makes sure that water is pumped out of the basement and away from your home. It is worth taking these precautions by testing your sump pump and making sure it is functioning correctly.
Take these simple steps to protect your house from basement flooding and mold damage. Knock this concern off your home improvement list by hiring a waterproofing service to do the job.
Does Your Home Need a Professional Home Inspection?
If you are ready to get a professional to take care of your residential or commercial mold remediation needs, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC./Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter,Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.