Every aspect of your home is connected to each other. Without taking care of one, you risk the possibility of something happening to another. It’s okay if you are unsure of what needs to be done in one area to ensure a good outcome in the other, there are plenty of pros to help you out. Take a look at two projects that homeowners from Ottawa underwent to prevent and resolve damage in their basements, and all for under $5,000.
Basement Mold Remediation for $450 in Ottawa
A common problematic area in any home is the basement. It’s no secret that basements are prone to water damage. The root cause of water damage in your basement can originate within your basement, however, it can also be caused from other factors outside of your basement. For example, clogged or damaged eavestroughs can lead to overflowing, which can lead to water leaking into your foundation, ending up in your basement. Read more about warning signs that your eaves need to be repaired.
Meka and their husband experienced water damage in their basement, resulting in mold, and hired Indoor Air Quality Ottawa to help out. To their surprise, the company actually inspected the outside of the home to find the issue. Meka’s property lacked a slope, which led to water not being directed away from the home, and ultimately pooling. On top of that, they lacked eavestroughs on their roof, which can lead to water leaking into the home’s foundation.
Luckily, Meka was able to recognize the warning signs of mold and hire a pro asap to remediate. Even if you are unsure, hiring a pro for a mold inspection is always safe. In Meka’s case, no further work was needed as they were advised how to clean the mold themselves. If Meka had left this alone, there would have been much more damage in the future, costing a lot more money.
Basement Floor Installation for $3,150 in Ottawa
Ramy had their basement floor laid by Floor Coverings International Ottawa. Whether you have concrete, carpet, or even a dated hardwood in the basement, relaying the flooring has many benefits. As we know, basements are prone to flooding and even further, mold growth. Carpet flooring can take longer to dry out, providing a moist environment for mold to grow. Even worse, it can grow underneath the lining, completely hidden from you. If a basement has dated hardwood, it’s a good idea to have a mold inspection to see if there are any underlying issues, literally.
Luckily, Ramy didn’t run into any issues with mold and now has a fresh floor in her basement. With the new floor install, Ramy can be sure that certain waterproofing measures were taken to prevent moisture from damaging the floor. While it’s important to regularly check for warning signs of mold, Ramy can sleep easy knowing that the right precautions were taken.
Basement projects are a great way to expand your home’s space. It can be scary to invest money into such a large space to only have it damaged by water or mold. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Taking the necessary precautions, having your home equipped inside and out, keeping your eye out, and acting fast will all help to prevent damage from occurring and getting out of control. Are you interested in having a mold inspection or updating your basement flooring? Get connected with a pro in your area today.