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Preventing Aurora, IL Basement Flooding
The second most populated city in the state of Illinois, Aurora was once a moderately-sized manufacturing city that has grown to become one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Also called the "City of Lights," due to it being one of the first cities in the US to use electric street lights, the city is also culturally diverse due to it being inclusive and tolerant to immigrants.
Residents, however, often find their simple and quiet lives shaken with basement flooding. This is due in part of the city's annual precipitation of about 40 inches and being prone to heavy snowfalls and blizzards in the winter.
When basements flood, several issues arise from this, including potential damage to appliances and electronics, wooden posts rotting, weakening of the foundation, and health risks posed by mold, mildew and bacteria growth.
To help prevent and control basement flooding, homeowners have a lot to take into consideration. Rain gutters have to extend away from the home, broken window seals and cracks must be repaired, sump pumps installed, and general waterproofing work needs to be done, as well.
These may be out of the skill level of many homeowners, so the best recourse is to call a Perma-Seal professional. A Perma-Seal professional can find all the sources of moisture and make appropriate changes and repairs to ensure floods don't occur. Having a professional will also help your home be completely protected in a way that even the best DIYers can't accomplish.
A dry basement may not seem like much, but having one gives you a stress-free home that is free from moisture issues and problems that can affect you, your family, and your foundation's structural integrity.
Keep your home dry and safe, call a Perma-Seal professional to ensure basement flooding is prevented today.