Meteorologists are saying that we have already had more rain in the past 2 weeks than we normally have for the entire month. We can’t control the elements but we do have the resources to protect our homes.
If your basement or crawl space is prone to water problems, then you should do the following:
- Make sure you have a professional grade sump pump.
- Install a battery back up sump in case you lose power or your primary pup fails.
- Install a leak detection alarm that notifies you if you are not home and also an audible alarm if you are home.
These steps will give you the peace of mind knowing your basement is protected. Another item that should be in every basement/crawl is a pro grade dehumidifier. These units can remove up to 90 pints of moisture in a 24 hour period. If you want to eliminate that musty basement odor, prevent mold and mildew and get a full usage of that space, this unit is a must have item.