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How Gutters Keep Your Basement Dry

4/12/2024 (Permalink)

Close up of rain gutters Protect your basement from water intrusion. Install quality gutters and keep them clean!

Basements are often an important space of a home, providing valuable storage space or even extra living areas. However, they're also vulnerable to water damage, which can lead to costly repairs. One crucial line of defense against basement flooding is often overlooked: gutters.

Gutters play a pivotal role in keeping your basement dry by managing rainwater runoff effectively. When rain falls on your roof, gutters collect the water and direct it away from your home's foundation. Without gutters, rainwater can pool around the base of your house, seeping into the soil and eventually finding its way into your basement through cracks or porous materials.

Moreover, gutters also play a crucial role in preventing mold and mildew growth in your basement. Excess moisture can create an ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive. By effectively managing rainwater, gutters help maintain optimal moisture levels around your home's foundation, reducing the risk of mold and mildew formation in your basement.

Investing in quality gutters can go a long way in safeguarding your basement and protecting your home from the detrimental effects of water infiltration. However, should your basement end up wet, call SERVPRO of Stillwater, Oakdale, and Mahtomedi to handle your mitigation needs.

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