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Why Install Basement Drains in Chicago? To Prevent Flooding.
Known as The Windy City, Chicago is the third most populous city in the US and is renowned for its cultural contributions in the visual arts, novels, film, theater and music. Despite it's harsh weather, where winters are cold, summers are hot, and thunderstorms are common in summer and spring, Chicago residents know how to live well.
However, living well often means making sure your home is in tip top shape, as well. Given the weather, many homes experience basement leaks and floods, which can cause more than just headaches.
A basement that's leaky or prone to floods can cause various issues, such as damage to electronics and appliances, rot in wooden posts, weakening of the foundation, and the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause health problems.
One of the easiest ways to control floods is through a basement drain. Unless your basement's moisture issues are too serious to be contained by a simple drain, oftentimes basement drains will suffice.
Draining water away from the basement will keep your home dry and safe, and if combined with other basement waterproofing systems, you can be sure your basement won't have to deal with moisture issues.
To make sure your basement drains water the right way, call a Perma-Seal professional. A professional can install the drain and make sure it's placed correctly in the lowest part of the basement, and that it leads away from the house. A professional can also assess your basement to make sure that other flood causing elements are addressed the right way.
A flood-free basement not only frees you from the issues it might cause, but it can also grant you peace of mind, where you'll be safe in the knowledge that your home and family is in good shape.