Wet and rainy weather is here. Prevent any water damage from disrupting your life by waterproofing your basement. Because of where basements are at in people’s homes, it’s one of the more likely places for a flood to happen. By taking steps to waterproof your basement, you’re preventing the likelihood of any flooding and water damage. However, accidents do happen. Should an accident happen, Ram Restoration is here to help.
The worst thing you can do if you have water in your basement is wait to fix it. As more water enters your basement, it will cause more problems. If you suspect water is getting into your basement, hire a professional to check for any damage. While it is possible to do it yourself, it’s best to hire a professional if you have any suspicions that water is in your basement.
Locate the Leak
If you do think there’s water in your basement, the first step you should take is finding the source of the leak. Every home is different and the same goes for how a leak is happening. By finding the leak, a professional can take the proper steps to sealing the leak. When a leak is sealed, it prevents water from entering your basement.
Check Your Foundation
Chances are, if your basement has a leak, there’s at least one crack in your foundation. When your foundation cracks, it allows water and other debris to infiltrate the cracks. This is one of the main ways water enters your home. If this is what caused a basement flood and caused water damage, you’ll want to fix the cracks in the foundation right away.
Remove the Water Before Work
Before any work can start on fixing your basement, all of the water must be removed. It’s silly to do work that prevents further water damage when excess water is still present. At Ram Restoration, we will work with you to remove any standing water before we start our process.
Invest in Gutters and Downspouts
Waterproofing your basement only goes so far. Sometimes, you need to invest in other steps as additional preventative maintenance. One step you can take is installing new gutters and downspouts to your home. Gutters and downspouts work to get water away from your home. Just be sure to stay on top of cleaning them. Clogged gutters mean that water easily gets into your home.
Regularly Check Your Sump Pump
Many homes have sump pumps in them. Regularly check to make sure it’s in working condition. The easiest way to do this is to pour some water into the sump pump. If it kicks on, you know it’s working.
Say goodbye to worrying about what the weather will do to your basement. But, should anything happen, know that Ram Restoration is here to help. With years of experience in mold remediation and water damage treatment, we’re ready to help. Give us a call if you think something is happening inside or outside your home that you don’t want.