Whether the basement of your property has been renovated into living space or it is used for storage, keeping this area on a regular maintenance schedule is required to keep it trouble free. As your basement is below ground, the threat of water damage is always a concern. Water may enter your basement through several different avenues. A regular maintenance plan will detect any cause for concern and any leaks will be swiftly addressed.
The first line of defense in any basement is the sump pump. If the sump pump is not working, any leakage will not be discharged. Regular maintenance is required to keep the sump pump clean so that the discharge line is not clogged and the inlet screen is allowing the water to flow. The pit that the sump pump is in must also be made free of dirt and debris.