How Do I Get Rid of Efflorescence?

Once you see efflorescence, you’re going to want to get rid of it. Whether you have efflorescence on basement walls, on your basement floor, or it’s showing up somewhere else, it’s important to take care of the problem. The solution is in taking care of it for good.

It’s Not Just a Cosmetic Issue

True, it’s easy to just wipe off efflorescence. After all, it’s basically just crystallized salt on the outside of a wall. It’s non-toxic and typically easy to remove.

However, the problem goes much deeper than just the external appearance. If you just brush off the efflorescence with a strong brush, it’s going to go away. However, you’re basically just camouflaging the problem.

To create efflorescence, you need some form of entry point for water. That’s really what can cause issues. Efflorescence is basically a symptom of a much deeper problem, and JES can help you stop it before it becomes more serious.

The Water Is the Key

When you’re dealing with efflorescence, the efflorescence isn’t really the issue. In fact, water is what you should be most worried about.

Many people wonder: does efflorescence mean the basement leaks? Although it doesn’t necessarily mean your walls have huge cracks or serious leaks, it does mean there’s water coming into the walls from somewhere.

In some ways, that means efflorescence can be a blessing in disguise. JES can help you discover the issues with water in your basement, which means you can get to work fixing it before it becomes a cracked foundation or flooded crawl space.

It’s Important to Fix It Permanently

There’s no such thing as an effective partial fix for efflorescence. After all, the efflorescence will just come back over and over again unless you fix it at the source.

Plus, if you don’t fix the core cause of efflorescence, which is the water coming into your basement, crawl space, or foundation, you could open yourself up to more problems. Water leaks can lead to floods or cracked walls and foundations, which can cause much bigger problems in the future.

With JES, you don’t have to worry about whether or not you’re going to be able to fix your efflorescence permanently. You can hand it over to the experts, who can tell you what’s going on and give you a path to fixing it.

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