Blog » The Case for a Dry Basement: Why Waterproofing is Worth It
A wet basement is more than just a nuisance; it can also lead to serious problems like mold, rot, and structural damage. And once the water has found its way in, it can be very difficult to get rid of.
Our friends at STORM Basement Waterproofing have seen firsthand the kind of damage water can cause to a home. “Water is one of the most destructive elements to any structure,” says STORM Chief of Operations Dave Crawford. “It only takes a small amount of water to cause big problems.”
They recently published a blog post about The Importance of Keeping Your Basement Dry and we couldn't agree more. In it, they discuss some of the causes of wet basements, interior and exterior solutions to drying them out and keeping them dry, and some of the consequences of letting a wet basement linger (mold... mildew... no thanks).
How STORM Basement Waterproofing can help
The staff at STORM Basement Waterproofing are experts in drying out basements, and they use the latest technology and techniques to make sure your basement stays dry for good.
Interior drain tiling, properly sized sump pumps, and battery backup systems for sump pumps are just some of the ways that STORM can help.
The benefits of a dry basement
Basements waterproofed by STORM Basement Waterproofing are not only dry but also attractive and functional living spaces that add value to your home.
A dry basement also decreases your risk of mold growth, which can cause serious health problems. “Mold is a big problem, and it’s something that we take very seriously,” says Crawford. “A wet basement is a perfect environment for mold to grow, and once it takes hold, it can be very difficult to get rid of.”
If you have a wet basement, don’t wait to get it fixed. Contact STORM Basement Waterproofing today for a free consultation, and find out how they can help you keep your basement dry for good.
What to do if you already have mold in your basement
If you've stopped water from entering your basement but you already have mold, you'll need to remove it. Mold removal is a job for a professional, as it's difficult to do and can be dangerous if not done properly.
Luckily, we at On The Spot Cleaners offer complete mold removal and remediation services. They use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to safely and effectively remove mold from your basement, and they can also help you prevent it from coming back.