Overcoming A Wet Basement In Your Nashua House
SERVPRO Offers Features and Benefits to Maintain a Damp-Free Nashua Basement
While you might not put a lot of thought and consideration into it, the basement of your Nashua home is critical to the structural integrity of the entire house. With this in mind, you should take the time and provisions required to ensure that this area gets taken care of appropriately throughout the life of your home, and often that means taking some extra steps to prevent unfortunate circumstances from recurring.
A wet basement in your Nashua home can occur from several different sources. While often this water damage penetrates through the walls from exterior threats, this is not always the case. A wet basement can lead to structural concerns and weaknesses, not to mention the dampness providing the appropriate conditions for mold growth and colonization.
Luckily, you can get help when contending with a wet basement. You can confer with the experienced SERVPRO technicians we employ to offer you the most effective solutions to resolve this problem, as well as diagnosing the source of the moisture. Knowing the cause of your problem can help you to prevent recurrences in the future.
Our professionals often recommend the installation of sump pumps for wet basements, though this is often less effective on its own. For an implement like this to work as it should, often floors need to get graded towards the pump itself, which adds a little more time to the overall length of the project. French drains and drainage tiles, costly and excessive for one-time flooding, can be configured if needed. Melting snow, often accompanied by frozen and non-percolating soil, can lead to hydraulic pressure from the entire foundation and up through the concrete pad. Vapor barriers can help reduce moisture penetrations.
To initially dry out the affected areas, our SERVPRO professionals often utilize air movers and dehumidifiers. These pieces of equipment can work simultaneously to rid the area of moisture, effectively starving out mold spores and eliminating their chance to seat and colonize in organic materials found in the lower levels of your home. We often recommend the installation of a permanent dehumidifier to maintain a set humidity level of below 60% in a basement.
While a wet basement might not seem all that dire to many homeowners, the conditions can quickly worsen to significant structural damages and mold growth. With these two serious factors on the line, it is a wise choice to trust in our SERVPRO of Nashua restoration specialists to help you get a handle on the dampness and confer about steps to prevent future water damaging effects. You can reach our experienced team 24/7 by calling (603) 889-2311.
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