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5 Signs You Need a Professional Basement Waterproofing Service

In the age of DIY – it can be tempting to take on all house projects and maintenance tasks on yourself, without the help of professionals. And while there definitely are some minor actions you can take when it comes to waterproofing you basement, there are definitely times to stop and call a professional basement waterproofing service.

Here are 5 instances where you should definitely bring in reinforcements and hire a basement waterproofing professional:

  1. Presence of water stains or mold growth:

A clear sign of water damage is if you notice water stains or mold growth on the walls or floors of your basement. When this happens, you want to call a professional basement waterproofing service to ensure that the mold is properly disposed of and that you rid your home of all the mold. A professional waterproofing service will also be your best chance to find and fix the root of the problem so that you don’t have mold growth getting out of control.

  1. Musty odor:

If you are in your basement and notice a musty odor, this is a sign of excessive moisture in the basement. While you may not see it – this odor is often caused by the presence of mold and mildew. If you notice a musty smell, it is best to have your basement inspected by a professional.

  1. Cracks in the walls or floors:

If the walls and floors of your basement start showing cracks, you should definitely call a professional. Cracks in the walls or floors of the basement can allow water to seep into the basement. These cracks should be repaired by a professional basement waterproofing service to prevent further damage.

  1. Dampness or humidity:

If the air quality of your basement feels damp or humid, this is a clear sign that there is too much moisture in the air which can lead to mold growth and other issues. Moisture in the air of your basement is oftentimes caused by a water leak which has cause excess moisture to enter the space. A professional basement waterproofing service can help to reduce the humidity and moisture levels in your basement.

  1. Flooding:

The worst and most obvious sign of too much moisture in your basement is if you have experienced a flooding. Whether it was caused by pipes leaking or a natural weather event, if your basement has flooded it is important to call a professional basement waterproofing service immediately. Flooding can cause serious damage to your home and belongings, and can also lead to mold growth and other health hazards. A professional can help to prevent future flooding and ensure that your basement is safe and dry.

We know it can be overwhelming when facing issues such as mold and mildew growth, and issues with the walls of your basement. That is why it is good to have trusted basement waterproofing professionals in your corner that you can call whenever you need to.


Contact BDB Waterproofing Today

When it comes to the professionals, you can trust BDB Waterproofing to help you with solutions to keep your home safe from the dangerous side effects of having water in your basement. Contact BDB today to discuss your options!

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Christi Leupold