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4 Surprising Benefits of Waterproofing Your Home

Waterproofing your home may sound like a value-added task that many people think is optional. After all, their home is still habitable and looks nice regardless of whether it is waterproofed or not. However, waterproofing your home brings several surprising benefits you may not have considered. Check out these four unexpected benefits of waterproofing your home!

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1. Avoid Costly Flooding Repairs

Statistics from insurance companies show that flooding damages account for 24% of all home insurance claims. As we all know, the more insurance claims you have, the higher your premium. To avoid having to pay a higher premium for your home insurance, lower the risk of water and flooding damages by having your home waterproofed by a professional.

2. Increase the Value of Your Property

Waterproofing not only adds a layer of protection to your home but also adds some monetary value to your home's market value. If you intend to sell your home in the future, you will usually recuperate the costs of waterproofing in the sales price. It's a wise investment that doesn't deteriorate in value over time.

3. Create a Healthier Home Environment

Did you know that mold needs just 24-48 hours to develop on a damp surface? Initially, the affected area doesn't show any visible sign, but the bacteria is still there. Prolonged exposure to mold can result in many health conditions such as asthma, eczema, bone diseases, fever, etc. Waterproofing your home can help prevent the risk of mold developing in damp areas, improving your home’s interior air quality.

4. Lower Your AC/Heating Bills

Electricity bills are highest during the coldest winter months and hottest summer months. However, you can reduce the costs of heating or cooling your home by having it waterproofed. The reason is that by waterproofing your home, the risk of moisture intrusion is reduced/eliminated, making it less likely for humid indoor air to put a strain on your AC's efficiency.

At Major Painting, we strive to ensure your home is fully protected. To learn more benefits of waterproofing, or for more information regarding our residential waterproofing services, don't hesitate to contact us today!

 

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