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No Rain Does NOT Mean a Dry Basement

Thursday, June 30th, 2022 by Caitlin Thompson

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Just because your basement has been dry for a while, doesn't mean that the water problems are fixed. When we go for a few weeks, or even a few days, without rain, we tend to forget that there was ever a problem in the first place. Out of sight, out of mind. Year after year, families lose precious memories and mementos to water damage that could have easily been prevented. Here are a few warning signs to watch out for to prevent a disaster waiting to happen. 


Warning Signs of Water Damage

While some signs of water damage or moisture in the home are easy to spot, some are a bit more challenging. It's extremely important to check your home, even when there hasn't been rain in a while. These warning signs help us remember that there's a problem and it's time to call Ayers.

Musty Smells

Does your basement or lower level of your home stink, no matter how many candles you burn or how many times you clean? This is most likely caused by an excess of moisture that allows mold to take over. Just because it hasn't rained in a while, doesn't necessarily mean your basement is dry. 


Wall cracks, no matter how small, can be detrimental to the integrity of your home's foundation. They also give a place for water to easily intrude into your basement. If not properly dealt with, this will cause the cracks to grow and spread allowing more water to enter the home.

Uneven Floors

When there is a large amount of rain, the soil underneath your home can become saturated, giving water nowhere to go. It gets trapped underneath the foundation and cannot dry, causing the floor to sink or crack. 


Get Rid of Your Shop-Vac

DIY methods of filling cracks and makeshift drainage systems, while smart, do not permanently fix the problem. You'll still be on your hands and knees in a year cleaning up after a flood, not to mention all the memories or stored supplies that the water might ruin. Ayers provides a lifetime warranty and guarantees a permanent solution. So even though it hasn't rained in a while, check your basement or crawlspace. It will save you in the long run. 

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