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June 15,2019

Precautions You Can Take to Prevent Basement Flooding

The desire of your architect and builder is never to design or construct your home or commercial center to have a damp, musty, or flooded space. Unfortunately, it seldom happens. Over time as a result of some natural forces on the structure, the basement may start absorbing moisture or water from other sources.

Because of some natural factors and age, basement flooding becomes common throughout the country. Any house can be at risk, and water flooding can result in costly repairs due to water damage or mold and mildew growth. Spring may try to bring water into your home, but fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent basement flooding from happening. Some of the common causes of basement flooding include:

  • Broken or leak pipe
  • Frozen pipe
  • Sewage blockage
  • Toilet Clog
  • Bathroom Blockage

So many things can cause basement flooding, so its better to allow an expert at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh to inspect your basement and plumbing system to ensure that some of the things stated wont happen in your property. And even if they are already occurring, you find a way to get it fixed as soon as possible to avoid further damages.

Common Ways to Prevent Basement Flooding

There are different ways to prevent basement flooding. Some of the common ways to prevent them include but not limited to the following.

An effective and functional drainage system:

During a heavy downpour, if there isnt a good drainage system and water does find a part to flow, it will definitely flow into your basement, especially if you live in a sloppy area. Always make sure that the drainage part is kept clog free.

Make sure your gutters are kept clean and free of leaves and sticks:

Regularly clean out your gutter during the spring to prevent the blockage of the gutter. During heavy rainfall, blocked gutters provide poor drainage forcing the waters to look for other parts to move and most times can go into the foundations around your home.

Extend rain downspouts far from your home if possible into lawns or other drainages:

Rather than associating downspouts to the main drainage system or having them end directly over the ground around your home, include some increasingly material so the water comes up short on the gush further far from the outside border. Make sure to guide it toward yard territories that are far from your home with the goal that the water does not just stream back toward your drainage. Should it do as such, the water develops during overwhelming downpours and will immerse the ground, in the end, causing basement flooding.

Install a sump pump:

A sump pump is a pump used to remove water that has accumulated in a water-collecting sump basin, commonly found in the basements of homes. However, it is important to always use a professional plumber, thats where Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh comes in. Our licensed and certified professional will help you install your sump pump to drain the water that could result to flooding of your basement.

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