Living in New England certainly brings the spice of life when it comes to the weather. No matter what the season, as a homeowner, there is always preparation to be had. For instance, water damage in Massachusetts is a prevalent concern three out of four of the seasons, assuming we have “normal” seasons. From the melting snow of late winter to spring to and summer showers, fall is generally the only “dry” season.
No matter what time of year it may be, protecting your home from water damage is a must.
One of the most prevalent areas of the home to incur water penetration is the basement. From cracked foundations to leaky windows, moisture can easily enter your home. Taking the extra time to seal off these areas with products such as Flexi-Seal, or basement drain systems, can save you thousands of dollars in potential damage.
Similar to the basement, crawlspaces are also susceptible to moisture penetration. Whether your crawl space is under the home or an exposed beam attic, you’ll want to take the time to evaluate the solutions available for protecting your home.
Outcomes of water damage in Massachusetts
Beyond the obvious structural damage that water entry causes, there are several other areas of concern. One of the most significant is the health of your family. When water enters the home, if unnoticed or left untreated, you’ll be facing potential mold and mildew growth. These two elements, especially in the cellar, release spores that can easily enter your home ventilation system. Spreading throughout your home, even to dry areas, these spores can potentially cause stuffy noses, wheezing, itchy eyes, asthma, and more.
If any of these situations sound all too familiar, it’s time to give our team at Global Basement Waterproofing a call. Our company has a wide range of solutions for preventing water damage in Massachusetts homes.
Contact us today for more information (800) 539-2090.