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Common Causes of Basement Flooding


March 20th, 2017

The National Flood Insurance Program cites that over $3 billion in insurance claims per year come from floods. Even if you’re not on a floodplain or in an area that typically sees flood waters, you and your home could still be at risk, especially in the springtime with the excess of rain and snow melt-off. The following causes are preventable issues that should be addressed before you need to contact someone for basement flood restoration services.

Basement Waterproofing

This piece is critical to salvaging dollars spent on basement flood restoration services. Make sure your basement has tar sealant on the interior and exterior to prevent seepage as well as weeping tile to redirect water to its proper location: the sewer or other drainage spot. Get an expert out to quickly take a look if you’re uncertain about this first line of defense to keep your basement from flooding.

Yard Grading

When it rains or when there’s snow melt-off, you want the water to run away from your structures. If you walk around your home during or right after a rainstorm and notice pools of standing water next to your foundation, this could spell serious trouble for the interior of your house. Even with superior basement waterproofing, water is a powerful force and often finds its way in if it’s not directed elsewhere.

If you have water flowing toward your house, get the yard regraded to prevent basement flooding and save yourself a serious hassle.

Sewer Backups

The final common cause of basement flooding is a sewer backup. Sump pumps and backup sump pumps are recommended to prevent this catastrophe. Take note and get that second backup pump installed in case the primary pump fails to prevent a nasty sewage backup into your home.

 

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If all of these failsafes either don’t pan out or it’s simply too late and basement flooding has already invaded, give ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning a call and we’ll get you cleaned out effectively and efficiently.

 

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