January Temperatures and Wet Basements

January 14th, 2020

Winter conditions in Ontario are extreme ranging from -25 degree frigid cold temperatures with significant snowfall accumulations to milder, damp days with temperatures above zero. Ontario often experiences a January thaw that doesn’t usually last for long, but for a short time it relieves us of the bitter cold and countless hours of shovelling. During this time, we must all be mindful of how above average temperatures impact our homes. Melting snow often pushes the excess moisture right into our foundations causing a need for leaky basement repair in places like Barrie. This leaky basement repair can often go unnoticed because we don’t always check for leaks and excess moisture in our basements.

Barrie residents should consistently check that their sump pumps are in good working order. Barrie sump pumps are crucial tosnowman family image ensure that water is pumped out of the house. A malfunctioning sump pump in Barrie can cause problems like water damage and mould build-up, so take a moment to visit your basement to ensure that everything is in working order. If you notice a leaky basement, you may want to enlist wet basement services in Barrie to solve the problem. Don’t get caught in the January thaw!

In addition to unseasonable thaws, frigid temperatures always hit Ontario in January. We are Canadians who take polar plunges and wear sandals in the snow, while the rest of the world marvels at this oddity. It’s great to be Canadian. It’s great to enjoy the snow and endure the cold temperatures because it just makes us stronger. However, these cold temperatures can lead to some real problems in our home; anything from leaky and wet basements to wall cracks. Lake effects and snow belt areas can create some significant temperature changes that can cause pipes to leak or freeze and burst, or foundations to become susceptible to the harsh conditions. Basement waterproofing in Barrie is a good way to prevent unwanted damage caused by a wet basement.

 All across Ontario, residents tend to hibernate during the exceptionally cold days and nights. It is important to seize the opportunity to check for wall cracks, leaky basements, and wet basements. Taking 5 minutes to check things out in your basement can help you to catch problems early, before they worsen.


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