Regular maintenance of your waterproofing products is extremely important to prevent malfunction and to prolong their life. Some times of year, like winter or spring for example, create a lot of excess moisture for your home to have to deal with. Taking precautions during the more dry times to perform your waterproofing systems maintenance can help set them up for the utmost success for upcoming wet seasons.
Here are some ways that you should regularly maintain your products:
It is important to examine, clean, and test your sump pump a few times per year, especially before a storm or heavy rainfall, to make sure that it is working properly.
Clean out your drain tile at least once a year to ensure that no debris is clogging the water flow. You can easily clean it out with a garden hose or a sewer snake.
Since your exterior drainage systems are exposed to the elements, it is very important to regularly maintain them to make sure they are functioning properly. It is important that yard drainage is working correctly, or you will be fighting an ongoing battle against water. Here are some tips to properly care for your exterior drainage systems:
If you have an egress window installed in your home, it is very important to maintain it so that it properly serves as an emergency exit and doesn’t leak water into your home.
Here are some ways that you can regularly maintain your egress window:
Basement Masters Waterproofing offers a Customer Care Preventative Maintenance Plan to help you take care of your waterproofing products. Our experts will do a thorough evaluation and cleaning of your products on a regular basis to ensure optimal performance. No need to worry about what weather is to come, or how long it has been since you have had waterproofing systems maintenance!
Click here to learn more about our Maintenance Plan offered in Virginia and Maryland. Give us a call at (571) 371-0936 and schedule an evaluation of your waterproofing systems to determine what is working properly and what might need to be repaired or replaced. We will help deal with the work of getting your home into tip-top shape so you don’t have to.
This post was originally published on 1/24/2019 and updated on 12/7/2021 for accuracy and a larger scope of information.
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