Estimates indicate approximately 95 percent of all homes in the Southern New Jersey region with basements experience problems associated with a wet basement at some point. The best way to prevent water damage in your basement and stop mold growth before it spreads to your entire home is through the installation of a sump pump. Did you know that for every inch of rain that falls, the roof of your Southern New Jersey home dispels approximately 1,000 gallons of water? If your basement is not protected, that water can easily enter your Southern New Jersey basement.
Basement flooding is very common in homes that are situated on a flat terrain. The water that hits the ground surface has nowhere to go and will eventually make its way through the cracks and fissures in your foundation. If you have not taken precautions against basement flooding, you can go to bed with a dry basement and easily wake up with an unintentional in-basement swimming pool. Beyond the damage to your belongings in the basement, you also may be faced with mechanical problems in your home if your electrical panel or plumbing controls suffer water damage.
Protecting your belongings and your Southern New Jersey home is important, but protecting the health of your family is even more important. Once wet, surfaces become perfect for mold growth in the damp, warm and dark conditions of most basements. After the mold begins growing, mold spores can easily be transported throughout your home in a matter of mere moments. Mold is known to cause many health problems, some extremely serious for allergy sufferers and those who have respiratory illnesses such as asthma. Installing a sump pump can easily and efficiently protect your home, your family and your belongings from water and mold damage.
Other benefits of installing a sump pump in your Southern New Jersey basement include:
- Protection of your property value
- Keeps your foundation intact
- Prevents fungus, molds and mildew
- Prevents termite and insect infestation
- Prevents walls, paint and wall paper from peeling away from the wall
For more information on the benefits of installing a sump pump contact the dry basement experts at Basement Waterproofing Nationwide today.