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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.

Tips To Keep Your Home Dry Before The Storms Hit

Tips To Keep Your Home Dry Before The Storms Hit

Do you have peace of mind that your home will be safe in the event of a major rainstorm? Perma-Seal has you covered! We put together a checklist and our recommendations to get your home, and yourself, ready for inclement weather that may lie ahead.

Have you tested your primary sump pump to ensure it’s working properly? You can do this by either slowly pouring water into the sump basin, or by lifting the float switch by hand for a few short seconds.Do you have a battery backup sump pump? (If not, please contact us for a free estimate!) If your primary sump pump does not have power, it won’t be able to displace water when you need it the most and that’s where the battery backup comes in! To check your battery backup, locate the battery and verify that it’s charged.Are your downspouts extended far enough away from your home’s foundation? Ensure your downspouts are extended between six and eight feet from the foundation of your home.When was the last time you walked around your home’s foundation? While outside, clear debris from your window well drains, and make sure the window well covers are on tight.

Too much water around your home’s foundation commonly ends in seepage, flooding, loss of valuables, money, and your time. These wet conditions also create the unfortunate habitat for mold and mildew, which pose health concerns to you and your family. If you need help, call the experts at Perma-Seal for a free inspection at 800-421-7325.

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Changing Seasons can be Tough on Your Home

Changing Seasons can be Tough on Your Home
   

The change of seasons can be tough on your home. When the soil expands and shrinks with each season, it causes uneven support for the foundation, which can lead to structural issues. Your house is not supposed to “settle,” and this “settling” may actually be an indication that your house is moving and shifting.

Take a look around. Do you notice any cracks in the corners of windows and doors, basement walls that are bowing or leaning, gaps forming along doorframes or baseboards, or stair stepping cracks along brickwork? Before you begin replacing those sticking windows or uneven doors, it’s a good idea to be sure it’s not a structural problem with your home. There’s no need to call an expensive structural engineer, when we can provide you with a FREE assessment. Just another way we are making your world a better place!

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10 Tips for Homeowners

10 Tips for Homeowners

 

Whether you own a single-family home, or an apartment complex, there are plenty of helpful pieces of advice for homeowners. Here are ten tips you should know, especially as fall approaches with cooler weather. You may want to get these items checked off your to-do list, before the ground starts to freeze!

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Recognizing the Signs of Structural Damage in Your Home

Recognizing the Signs of Structural Damage in Your Home
     

Can you recognize the signs of structural damage? Many homeowners experience the symptoms of structural foundation problems, but may not even realize it. It’s a common myth that homeowners believe their home is just settling. This “just settling” is actually an indication there is movement and shifting of the foundation, and your house is NOT supposed to move!

The following are some signs that point to potential structural damage to your home’s foundation:

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Do You Know What’s Lurking in Your Crawl Space?

Do You Know What’s Lurking in Your Crawl Space?

While there may not be much glamour in your crawl space, there’s definitely nothing appealing about water under your home either. When water gets into your crawl space, it can rot the floor joists, which can lead to major structural damage in your home. Independent studies have shown that an open, untreated crawl space breeds mold, odors and gases that filter into your upstairs living environment. Up to half of the air you breathe in your home originates below grade, so it is important to ensure this area is dry and safe.

Allow Perma-Seal to transform your creepy crawl space into a clean, healthy and usable environment! Encapsulating your open dirt or gravel crawl space can help reduce your energy bills, and even add to the resale value of your home. Pair this with an air filtration system, like our SaniDry unit, and the air quality inside your home can be greatly improved. Moisture and humidity levels can also be reduced to further protect the health of you and your family. For a FREE inspection of your crawl space, You Know Who to Call - Perma-Seal at 800-421-7325.

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