Proper basement remodeling in Chicago requires a thorough inspection of the internal and external premises before the room is stripped bare to avoid any potential mishaps. Among other things, one should inspect if the basement is highly susceptible to flooding from rainfall, sewage runoff, or pipework malfunctions.
A thorough inspection is vital because neglecting to determine the basement’s overall condition can lead to potential water damage and mold buildup in the long run. Having moldy floors, walls, and ceilings is conducive to airborne-related illnesses such as asthma and skin irritations and, therefore, detrimental to one’s health. According to Macomb Daily News editor Maryanne Macleod, proper cleaning is paramount before and after a basement renovation: