Have you noticed lately that your basement leaks when it rains — or that there are frequently puddles and other signs of moisture in your basement?
If so, you aren’t alone. It’s estimated that 98% of homes with basements will see some kind of water damage at some point. Additionally, water damage accounts for about 26.4% of all insurance claims per year in the U.S.
But if your basement’s leaks are small, you might not think there’s much reason for concern. Those puddles will simply evaporate, right? Wrong. Having even a small amount of moisture in your basement can create the perfect environment for a number of dangerous health hazards.
Could your basement water leaks secretly be harming you and your family’s health and well-being? Find out with these three hidden health hazards of leaky, wet basements: