Flooring Expressions Basement Water Extraction
Basement Flooding Basics
Basement Water Accumulation Causes
Aside from flooding and heavy rainfall, there are many other potential causes of water accumulating in your basement. Any type of plumbing issue, evenly apparently minor issues, can contribute to basement water accumulation. Addressing plumbing concerns and inspecting your plumbing system regularly can help alleviate the chances of basement flooding. Burst and frozen pipes commonly occur when pressure builds up in pipes. This can happen due to sudden shifts in temperature or external forces applying pressure to pipes, causing them to explode. Sump pump failures during the rainy season can cause your basement to accumulate water. Finally, if a sewage backup occurs on your property, water damage from accumulated water in your basement might occur. This also brings numerous biohazard risks which need to be addressed quickly to reduce disease transmission.
The Aftermath of Basement Water Accumulation
Furthermore, mold is a common threat after the water has accumulated in your basement. Mold and moisture, dark and humid conditions to spread its colonies. Often these factors are present after or during water accumulation in your basement. It only takes one spore and these conditions to create a major issue that requires professional mold removal. There are also many health risks associated with mold growth, ranging from minor to life-threatening and terminal illnesses. Lastly, individuals with pre-existing conditions or compromised immune systems are even more susceptible to the effects of mold growth on their properties.
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