Your home’s basement is highly vulnerable to water damage, whether it’s from a burst pipe, a slow leak, or heavy rainfall. Not only is the aftermath expensive to clean up, but moisture creates the perfect breeding ground for health-harming mold and mildew. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to prevent all these issues: waterproofing. Here, the team at Cincinnati Basement Waterproofing & Drainage, based in Lebanon, OH, offers three reasons to schedule this service today.
Even if there’s no active leak, basements tend to have a high moisture content and are prone to developing mold and mildew. In addition to causing structural damage, these fungi are also harmful to your health and can cause respiratory issues, among other conditions. They can also grow in areas where homeowners can’t see them. Sealing the basement will lower the moisture level and prevent mold growth.
Water damage costs insurance providers a substantial amount each year, and if you don’t take the appropriate measures to prevent it, you might find yourself paying high home insurance premiums. The company might not give you enough to cover the cost of repairs if you file a claim. You can lower your monthly premiums and prevent the latter scenario by waterproofing the basement.
When basements have high moisture levels, they make the entire house more humid. As a result, your HVAC system has to work harder to keep the residence comfortable. Because waterproofing reduces the moisture, it also makes the house less humid and will help you save on your energy bills.
To learn more, call Cincinnati Basement Waterproofing & Drainage today at (513) 898-9723.