Basement Waterproofing Trenton NJ: Protects Your Foundation, Kills Mold, Increases Home Value
In Trenton Nj, Basement waterproofing is key in increasing the value of your home, making sure mold never takes over, and protecting the foundation from cracks and damages.
Waterproofing your basement may seem to be one of those projects that can wait “till next year,” or one that is just too expensive up front, but, it’s an investment that can pay for itself many times over (studies show that basement water damage can reduce home value by 25% or more!) But, let’s look further at how basement waterproofing can help your Trenton Home.
1. Mold is Extremely Dangerous to Your Health
Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors
when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.
Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.
Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people.
First, prevent wet areas by having your basement waterproofed. Second, if you do find mold, it needs to be attacked and have colonization stopped.
Mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. And, if you clean the mold but moisture remains, it will come back. Waterproofing your basement removes mold’s food source; water and moisture. Without them, mold dries up and dies, never to return.
2. Prevent Foundation Failure
Water in the soil around your basement can cause a tremendous amount of pressure on the basement and foundation walls from the outside-in (called lateral pressure). This leads to cracking and crumbling of the foundation. Many home owners think it will never come to this, but, it does happen often in Trenton and all over New Jersey! Check out the video below of someone who put off having better drainage systems put in and having waterproofing done:
3. Increase the Value of Your Trenton Home
Water damage in the basement can reduce home value by 25% or more. On the other hand, basement waterpoofing can help you sell your home much more quickly because it prevents water damages. Potential home buyers are often scared off by any signs of water damage like mold, cracks, wet spots, etc.
Increase your home value by having waterproofing done today!
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