Tips to prevent basement flooding on this summer
All of us were affected by flood damage to our basements. We also know how stressful is to see the basement flooding or damaged by water. Worst yet if you just finished it and spent thousands of dollars. Now is summertime but that does not rule out the possibility of a storm, causing so flood and water damage on your houses. Here we will give you some tips and information that help you to be prepared and to prevent any water damage.
Prevent basement flooding through these simple tips.
Check Gutters and Downspouts
Our house often needs maintenance, and for better maintenance the cleaning of gutters is essential. Do you know where the water in your house drains in torrential rain? Do you know how efficient those pipes are? One of the causes of a flood in the basement of our house is the bad system of gutters, which allows water to deport into it. You need to make sure that the gutters of your house are in good condition and are able to drain the water to a safe place.
Have Your Foundation Inspected
After a strong storm, small invisible damages are always hidden, but over time they become major damages. Before the storm season, we always have to check our homes for possible damage from last year. And with the expertise that an expert can do, you will be able to save your home from potential damage.
Arrange Sump Pump Maintenance
If the absorption of water through the pumps fails, then we will have a guaranteed overflow. Frequent inspection of suction pumps would reduce the risk of flooding in our home. You need to make sure it is plugged in and works properly. The more you care about the maintenance of your home, the less likely it is that your home will be damaged.
Trust the Professionals
Trusting professional teams like Renovco Ottawa gives you the opportunity and the best services you want. We offer services anytime and anywhere.
Have Your Foundation Inspected
- Consult a professional for repairs and waterproofing.
- Always clean the leaves and the rain gutters.
- Check your lateral sewer lines for root intrusion and blockages.
- Snake your piping every year.
- Check basement walls for any weak spots.
- Seal basement window wells, vents, and exterior openings.
- Install window well covers.
- Install flood sensors in your basement.
- Get flood insurance.
What you should Do If Your Basement Floods From Rain
While the storm stops, and you are waiting for the professional team to arrive, do not stay doing anything. Here are four important things you should do immediately when you have basement flooding.
- Contact immediately a professional company.
- Call your insurance company.
- Remove important items in a dry area as soon as possible.
- Make sure that there are no electric wires under the water level.
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