4 Telltale Signs of Water Damage
Maryland is home to some beautiful houses, there’s no doubt about it. Many homeowners take pride in their properties and do everything to make sure that they are well maintained and comfortable.
But, when going down the list of things that need to be done to keep our houses in tip-top shape, too many of us put waterproofing the basement at the bottom of the list. And, that’s if it makes it onto the list in the first place. Waterproofing the basement is simply one of those things that we don’t think about until the damage has already been done.
Water Isn’t Always Good For You
A damp basement can weaken the structural integrity of your home and cause major (and costly) foundational issues. But thankfully, there are a number of warning signs that can alert you to a small problem before it gets bigger. Some of them include:
- Mold: Mold thrives in damp environments so if you find any in your home, it’s a strong indication that a leak is present. But, that’s not all – some types of mold are harmful and can cause a variety of respiratory issues.
- Odor: Mildew and mold give off a unique odor that’s hard to miss. If your basement smells out of sorts, water damage is likely the culprit.
- Cracks in the Floors and Walls: Cracks are a major cause of water damage. So, even if you don’t see any signs of moisture around a crack, it’s still a good idea to get them filled as soon as you can. If you wait too long, the damage will get worse.
- Weird Stains on the Floors or Walls: If you find a water stain on the ceiling, floors, or walls (even if it isn’t wet to the touch) there’s a leak in your home. What’s worse? It’s likely to happen again. These stains can lead to a host of other waterproofing (and headache inducing) issues if not handled as soon as possible.
The Bottom Line
The costs to fix a damp or flooded basement can get quite high. But, if you are proactive and keep an eye out for the above warning signs, you are already one step ahead of the problem. From there, your next step is to enlist the help of a reputable basement waterproofing expert, like the ones at AAction Waterproofing.
Our affordable prices, excellent service, and commitment to your satisfaction ensure that we will get the job done right. Not only will you keep more of your money in your pocket, you will ensure the safety of your loved ones and your home’s foundation as well.