Water abatement can be a common concern for homeowners and business owners. Some homeowners hire contractors to install a system of narrow, covered channels at the intersection of the basement floor and the basement walls. The covered channels are used for draining the groundwater on the basement floor to the sump pump.
The groundwater inside a basement can cause damage to furniture, plaster walls, and wood located inside the walls. Water damage can also be due to a roof leak, a broken water pipe, or floodwaters that completely cover the floors inside a home.
Water damage is not the only problem caused by groundwater. The humid environment that groundwater creates can allow the metal to rust and wood to warp and deteriorate. The high humidity level is also a favorable factor for the growth of mold and mildew, which are health hazards.
With efforts to control the problems, homeowners and business owners can avoid expensive maintenance services, such as replacing a heating and air conditioning system. The methods for water abatement are used to control water damage and prevent health problems inside a building.
Puddles of water on a floor can be removed with a wet vacuum. Our plumbing professionals can recommend methods for removing groundwater and floodwater and also for lowering the level of humidity inside a building.
The water should be forced to evaporate from walls, floors, and furniture, using several fans for circulating the air in a room. A sump pump can pump the groundwater below a basement into a drain. A dehumidifier can be used to lower the level of humidity inside a room.
At Robert Bair Plumbing Heating and Air, our professionals can replace broken water pipes and sump pumps. Homeowners and business owners in Downers Grove, IL can use precautions to control water damage.
Our professional technicians will provide you recommendations and inspect your home or business to identify potential problems quickly. Contact us at (630) 964-1700 for more information or to schedule a water abatement service, use our online form here.