Drainage in any capacity is an issue that all homeowners should be concerned with. Be it drainage of rain water or drainage within the home, water is a very destructive force and proper drainage should always be the goal. There are a few different reasons that drainage should be a major concern of homeowners and knowing what these reasons are may help you determine how to remedy your drainage problems.
The first issue with improper drainage is the colonization of mold. If water is not being forced out of the home or to a proper drainage receptacle there is a very good chance that mold will begin to colonize which can be very detrimental to the health of the homeowners and to those living there. It is important that with things like showers, sinks, and toilets that water is taken away from the home and deposited in a septic or public sewer site to keep your home dry. You should also make sure that you are keeping a good eye on pipes to prevent leaks.
Another reason that drainage is such an important issue is that standing water outside can draw mosquitos and other pests. Mosquitos are the biggest issue especially with summer coming up. Standing water can draw these pests which can carry dangerous diseases and can hurt your family immensely. Proper outdoor drainage is important as well as it can cause erosion in your yard and can undermine the foundation of your home.
The last thing to consider with drainage is that water can cause a great deal of damage without your ever knowing that it is happening. You should take the time to get proper drainage so that standing water does not damage the foundation of your home, so that it does not have the chance to damage drywall and other elements of your home that need to stay dry, and so that it does not have the chance to seep into basements and other areas of your home.
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