Costs Can Add Up Quickly From A Flooded Basement
Basement flooding can be a financial nightmare. Between the short term costs of property damage to the long term costs of foundation issues, one incident of flooding can be a serious strain on your pocketbook. So before you incur these unnecessary costs, you should consider having your basement waterproofed by one of our experts at AA Action Waterproofing. Here are just some of the costs that can add up:
Short Term Costs:
The initial flooding will have some serious short term costs. The presence of even a little water can cost you big. First, any possessions you store in your basement from furniture to pantry items to small appliances which can be very expensive to replace. Also since many of us store meaningful personal items in our basements, the cost of losing these items is immeasurable. Next, basement flooding can damage our most expensive household appliances like hot water heaters, water softeners, and furnaces which can add up to thousands. Finally, basement flooding can invite pests, foster mold growth, and mix with sewage, all of which can expose our families to illnesses that can lead to costly medical bills.
There are also a lot of long-term costs from the residual damage of the flooding. First, the water can cause damage to our plumbing and electrical systems, meaning we may need to have our homes rewired and have new plumbing installed. Secondly, if your basement is finished, basement flooding can damage flooring, drywall, woodwork, and doors. All of which may need to be replace. Finally, basement flooding can lead to basement walls and floors to crack, erode, and even bow, bend, and crumble. If this happens, our homes may be in jeopardy of structural integrity failure which means we could lose everything.
Flood Remediation Costs:
Finally, flood remediation can cost big money. If you DIY the basement flooding, you will have to buy expensive pumps, hoses, and humidifiers, which can add up to around $2,000 or you may have to hire a flood remediation expert which can cost around $5,000.
Instead of incurring all of these costs, you should have your basement waterproofed by a professional. The experts at AA Action Waterproofing can help tailor a solution for your home to prevent any basement flooding. This is crucial in the Maryland area where we have heavy rains during seasonal changes and hurricanes can easily lead to basement flooding. So rather than letting your pocketbook take a huge hit, call us today for a free consultation to see how basement waterproofing can save you big!