Hiring A Plumber Vs. A Basement Waterproofer
A common mistake that people make is thinking that a plumber is the same thing as a basement waterproofer. They go downstairs one day, find a bit of seepage in a leaky basement, and call the plumber. It’s a natural reaction—we all know that plumbers deal with clogs and leaks all day long. So why not the basement, too?
What Plumbers Do
It’s usually pretty obvious when you need to call a plumber. You’ve got a clogged toilet or a leaky shower, and they’re definitely the right person to call. Plumbers will happily install and repair water supply lines, waste disposal systems, and even fix related appliances to keep your home in great shape. They’re pros with carpentry and installing and repairing pipelines.
What Basement Waterproofers Do
Basement waterproofers are contractors that will do a variety of services to keep your basement and foundation dry. If you take a look at our website, you’ll see it’s more than installing a sump pump; actually, it involves preventative measures in all parts of the home to keep your foundation safe, as well as mold remediation and foundation repair.
This is not to say that one is better or worse than the other, but when it comes to water accumulating in your basement, a waterproofer is absolutely the right contractor to call. You may also need to call a plumber if the problem deals with your basement pipes, but when it comes to removing water and preventing leakage, they won’t have as many services to offer you.
A plumber can definitely help if you’ve discovered a leaking pipe in the basement, but a basement waterproofer will be able to help prevent further damage in the future. It is much better to prepare than to repair, so when you call a basement waterproofer, you might be discussing encapsulating your crawlspace, installing dehumidifiers, sump pumps, or working on drainage systems. They’ll also be able to help you if you simply have no idea where the mysterious water in your basement is coming from.
Do you need help with your basement waterproofing, mold remediation, or foundation repair needs? AA Action Waterproofing has nearly 30 years of experience in the business. Call us today at 888-922-5517 for a free quote.