A village in Illinois, Downers Grove was named number 8 by Forbes in its list of America’s Friendliest Towns, and was CNN’s number 5 in its Best Places for a Healthy Retirement list due to its parks and number of doctors and hospitals.
However, there’s one source of health risks that most homeowners tend to overlook in their basements, and these are basement wall cracks. How can basement wall cracks be health risks? Simple. Cracks can let water into basements, which can cause moisture issues and high humidity. These are perfect conditions for mold, mildew and bacteria to grow, which are the main causes of health risks from damp basements.
Though the risks may not be as direct, you will be surprised with how fast these organisms grow. To minimize the risks, if you find wall cracks in your basement, it’s best to consult with a Perma-Seal professional right away.
A Perma-Seal professional will help repair and seal the cracks, and also assess your basement’s vulnerability to moisture issues. From damaged pipes, rain gutters, or even the lack of waterproofing systems, a professional can help make your basement a safe and stress-free part of your home.
Dry basements bring more than just relief from stress, it can bring peace of mind with you knowing that your basement won’t be a problem no matter how harsh the weather may be.
Keep your home safe and risk-free, call a Perma-Seal professional today and have those basement cracks fixed.