Basements are often neglected and feel like an isolated spaces. But sometimes, the neglect can lead to a more severe issue for your entire house.
For example, most basements suffer from water spilling. Now, it’s easy to assume the spillage, but it could spell more considerable trouble for your home. Water in the basement could potentially damage the entire home, and you do not want this. Let’s delve deeper into how water damage in the basement leads to other issues.
How Water in The Basement Leads to Other Issues
Water in the basement can end up being more than just an inconvenience. To some extent, water in basements damages entirely the entire home.
It can get the paint on your walls wet, the materials that make up your walls wet, and it may even cause some of your walls to crack. Your carpets and flooring will also be affected by water in the basement.
Water can seep through most floors, causing tiles to break or metal framing to rust. Water can also seep into your concrete floor or form a mound of water above it. All of these things can lead to staining on your feet or carpets. Water can cause your carpet to expand and contract in different areas. Which may lead to patching needed or replacement of the carpet altogether.
Water in the basement can not only lead to staining, but it can also lead to water damage. It can seep through the walls and floors, but it can also cause damage to your ceiling or wood beams. Not only do you have water in the basement, but your home is essentially breaking apart.
Mold is a severe issue in the basement. It can overgrow, and you may not notice it until it has spread significantly throughout your basement. Something as simple as water can lead to mold, and if you have carpeting that is less than 12 years old, there is a good chance it will be affected by water in the basement. If you have insulation that isn’t good quality or not installed correctly, there is a good chance that mold will grow in your home.
Carpets are one of the most common materials affected by water in the basement. Water can seep through most floors and leak into the mats, which will float up as water moves around. Over time, this can cause damaged carpeting, which may need replacement after it is damaged.
Water in the basement can lead to leaks, a considerable problem. Leaks can ruin your home or almost any other materials inside it. You may find that you have leaks in your heating and cooling systems, which could cause mold problems or could even cause further issues with your home, such as corrosion or corrosion damage on metal.
If you are struggling with water in the basement, look no further than Toledo Basement Repair.
We are experts in water damage and can help you eliminate it before it becomes a huge issue. Contact us today or fill out our online form to set up an appointment with one of our experts. We offer a free estimate on any waterproofing or basement needs. In addition, we also off 10% off your next service.
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Kevin Oberhouse was raised in Toledo with 7 siblings. Dawn and Kevin have four kids.
The Oberhouse family lives in the house Kevin built when with his first crew. Kevin’s parents invited more than 100 foster children into their home throughout his life. Kevin believes this part of his life really helped to build empathy for others.
Kevin has a degree in civil engineering and went on to get an MBA as well as multiple other certifications in structural systems, egress systems, air quality, and commercial and residential roofing, among many others.
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