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This is where we will post industry news as well as helpful hints for the home and business owner in Chicagoland.

After the Storm: What Not to Do in Your Chicago Home

The third most populous city in the country, Chicago is known for its cultural contributions to art, film, theater, novels, music, and many more. It is also known for its weather, hence earning the nickname the Windy City.

Aside from the harsh winters, Chicago is also prone to thunderstorms, especially during spring and summer. When a heavy storm hits, Chicago basements tend to flood if they aren't properly waterproofed.

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Cleaning Up After a Basement Flood in Chicago

Chicago, Illinois – also called the Windy City, aside from the city’s cultural contributions in art, literature, film, novels, film, theater, and music, it is also known for its extreme weather conditions.

Lying in a humid continental zone, Chicago weather is characterized by harsh winters, and thunderstorms are common during spring and summer. This results in precipitation levels that can reach nearly 40 inches annually.

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Chicago, Illinois is also known as the "Windy City." Its weather plays at the extremes with hot summer, freezing winters, and thunderstorms are common in spring and summer. Weather changes such as this can cause problems with any home, especially basements where leaks can occur.  

Basement leaks are the result of many factors. Weather is one factor; precipitation can seep through the ground and walls, causing moisture issues in basements. Broken pipes are another cause of basement leak. Even the water table can contribute to a leaky basement if steps aren't taken to prevent it.  

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Winter Thaw Causing Basement Moisture Damage in Chicago - Tips for Preventing a Leaky Basement

A recent winter thaw has left many Chicago homeowners with a leaky basement. Fortunately, Perma-Seal is here to help. With more and more snow melting on the lawn and on roofs, it's no surprise that a lot of people are coming home or waking up to flooded basements. However, this isn't a problem that you have to deal with. With our help, we can come to your home, install a new sump pump, wall liner, basement drain, or whatever may be needed to prevent your basement from getting damaged from more snow melt. Also, we can take care of any kind of basement repair work you may need after the water has damaged wooden support beams and floor joists.

Preventing a Leaky Basement

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Melting Snow is Leading to Wet Basements in Chicago - Ways to Prevent Water Damage

Temperatures are on the rise in the Chicago area, and while it means that going outside is a little more bearable, it also means that the snow is starting to melt. This melting snow means wet basements for a lot of homeowners in the region. This basement moisture can cause serious damage if left neglected for too long. In fact, it could cause the development of nasty mold and mildew. This could make your family really sick. What's more is that this basement moisture could cause serious problems for the structural integrity of your home.

Wet basements cause wooden materials to rot, warp, decay, and deteriorate. This means that your wooden support beams and floor joists are going to start rotting away. These materials are partially responsible for holding up the weight of your home, so it's important that they are strong, stable, and in relatively good shape.

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Snow Melting = Flooded Chicagoland Basements, Get Flood Prevention Tips

Warm temperatures in the area this week have caused snow to melt and basements to flood in the Chicagoland area. So, what can you do in your home to prevent a damaging basement flood?

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