As residents of the Northeast know, autumn is a time of gorgeous foliage and bountiful harvests. If you're a homeowner, you know it's also an optimal time to perform some routine home maintenance, especially where your basement is concerned. A few simple steps can help protect your basement from mold and water damage even once snow begins to fly.
Clean & clear your gutters
Gutters play a critical role in redirecting water away from the foundation of your home and thus, away from your basement. That's why it's important to clear autumn leaves as well as any other debris out of your gutters. Keeping them clean enables them to do their job.
Repair or replace old windows
If and when the snow piles up, you may want the security provided by basement windows that don't leak. Replacing any old, drafty windows will keep warmth in your home and the water out. Several types of egress windows can accomplish this while at the same time increasing the beauty, value and safety of your home.
Check your sump pump
The best time to replace and install a new sump pump is before your basement floods. Don't wait until you have a wet basement to see that your sump pump has failed you! Get your sump pump checked this fall and be ready for the worst that winter and spring may offer in terms of moisture, rain and melting snow.
Taking precautions in the fall will help to keep your basement dry and maintenance costs down throughout the winter and into the spring. For more information on what you can do protect your basement from unwanted moisture, contact Rainbow Basement Remedies, your Albany, NY waterproofing contractors today!
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