What to Do If You Spot Water in Your Basement

It’s officially summer! For those who love the humid hot air, we salute you. For those of us who rather be in a room with the air conditioning blasting, we feel you. With gorgeous (yet hot and humid) summer weather also comes rainstorms. The summer weather in the Midwest can also cause basement flooding. So, what should you do if you spot water in the basement of your home?

First things first, do not step into the puddle. You do not want to risk getting electrocuted. Keeping your safety in mind, always watch for any puddles huddling around the corners of your basement. In order to avoid this scenario, you should consider waterproofing your basement. There are two main types of basement waterproofing.

Interior Drainage vs. Exterior Waterproofing

The best option for most homes is waterproofing the basement from the inside. Not only is it cost-effective, but it also less disruptive for your home. Meanwhile, exterior waterproofing requires using polymers and membranes to coat the exterior of the walls, install a trench drain underground, or combine both methods. If your basement is damp and smells funky, you are also prone to mold problems in the future.

At Environmental Doctor, we offer basement waterproofing in Cincinnati and all around the areas surrounding Dayton, Springfield to the East, Piqua to the North, and Eaton to the West. Not only do we focus on basement waterproofing, but we also focus on radon, mold, duct cleaning, indoor air quality testing, sump pumps, backup systems, crawlspace liners, and air cleaners. We also focus on indoor air quality issues and the problems that cause them, such as water intrusion. Call our trained technicians today and schedule a home or commercial building inspection today!