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Gold Medal Service Urges Homeowners to Check Basements For Winter

Gold Medal Service Urges Homeowners to Check Basements For Winter

Gold Medal Service, an award-winning multispecialty home services contractor in New Jersey advises area homeowners to consult a licensed home service contractor and basement waterproofing specialist to examine basements.

Recent record snow and dangerous weather patterns have wreaked havoc in much of the country, many times leaving homeowners with wet or flooded basements. While a secure, water-resistant basement will not prevent flooding in a severe storm, there are steps homeowners can take to keep water from seeping into their basements anytime, even during wet weather.

“Our Gold Medal Service team specializes in preventing basement water damage and assessing current water or dampness issues,” says Mike Agugliaro, Gold Medal Service co-founder. “Many of us are still recovering from last year’s storms. So if you already had signs of a wet basement last year, we urge you to have a qualified contractor assess your home’s vulnerability to future water damage and have it fixed as soon as possible.”

According to a National Hurricane Center report, 2012’s Superstorm Sandy was the deadliest hurricane to hit the northeastern U.S. in 40 years and the second-costliest in the nation's history. The report estimated the damage caused by Sandy totaled approximately $50 billion.

“Preparing your home to withstand the effects of serious weather events is the best advice I can give to anyone,” says Agugliaro, “and making your basement as water-resistant as possible could help save your possessions and your home’s structural integrity, giving you peace of mind.”

Gold Medal Service provides homeowners with waterproofing, plumbing, heating, air conditioning and other services and regularly receives the Super Service Award from Angie’s List, a designation given to less than five percent of businesses that maintain a superior service record.