The early detection of problems around the home is important to provide the necessary solution for fixing it. Certain kinds of problems, however, mostly related to water damage, can sometimes be difficult to recognize and treat, making early detection more of a challenge.
To be able to solve the problems associated with water damage, you must first identify it at an early stage and next, hire a good waterproofing contractor.
- RECOGNISE THE DAMAGE
Puddles on basement floors, damp spots on basement walls, peeling paint, rust on appliances or tools, and warped panelling are some obvious signs of water damage. Apart from these obvious signs, there are other signs as well that you might not be paying attention to altogether, like cracking or bowing of basement walls and the presence of a white chalky substance that can appear on walls. Pay attention to a strange odour, which is usually the result of mold. It may be the only hint of a problem and may require the removal of panelling or carpeting to determine whether moisture or mold is present. You should carefully inspect all of the basement area on a routine basis, especially after a hard rain.
- WET OR DAMP BASEMENT
A wet or damp basement can become a health hazard to you and your family. It can also erode the structural integrity of your home, if left unchecked. Wet or damp basements can cause much damage to tools, which will rust, wood flooring can warp, and carpeting can be destroyed due to mold and mildew. The presence of moisture can also attract termites and other insects. You should therefore, make sure to check the basement on a regular basis.
- WATERPROOFING YOUR BASEMENT
Waterproofing your basement offers many benefits. It protects your family’s safety and health, your home’s foundation, and your possessions. A dry basement can be utilized for hobbies and additional living space and most important, a dry basement is hostile to mold, mildew and termites. For all these reasons, it is important to waterproof your basement.
- HOW TO CHOOSE A WATERPROOFING
It is important to choose a licensed, bonded and certified waterproofing contractor because it requires a lot of skill and effort to do the waterproofing job. You can ask your friends or colleagues to see if they have had similar work done. Ask them about the waterproofing contractor they worked with to get a reliable recommendation.
The waterproofing contractor that you hire should do the job at a reasonable cost. To find out the average cost of the job, you can have a talk about estimates to multiple waterproofing contractors and choose a contractor accordingly. An important point to remember is that it is not necessary that the contractor who is ready to perform the job at a reasonable price will be the best among all. The cost can sometimes compromise on the quality of service. So, make sure to hire a contractor who not only does the job at an attractive cost but also performs it skillfully.