Here at Basement Technologies of Western NC, we want to help you keep your basement in great condition, and one of the ways we do that is by providing thorough basement inspection services. While we recommend getting a professional inspection at regular intervals, you can also perform your own basement inspections in between these visits to catch potential problems even earlier. In this article, we’ll provide a brief overview of how to perform your own basic basement inspection and what to look for.
- Look for Leaks and Cracks– One thing you should look for during a basement inspection is cracks in the walls and floor. If you do find any cracks, pay attention to how big they are to determine if they are getting bigger over time. In addition, look closely for any signs of leaking water, as leaks can cause serious problems for your basement and the rest of your building.
- Check for Mold– During a basement inspection, you should also check for mold. Basements are often prone to moisture issues, and where there’s excess moisture, there’s likely to be mold as well.
- Inspect for Pests– We also recommend looking for signs of pest activity during your basement inspection. You may find droppings from rodents, squirrels, or raccoons, or find dead insects such as termites, ants, and roaches. If you do find evidence of pests in your basement, the next thing you should do is call an exterminator to arrange for pest control services to get rid of them and prevent them from coming back again.