HOW TO FLOOD PROOF YOUR BASEMENT
Floods can happen any time of year. As one of the leading causes of water damage repair worldwide, flooding can be caused by a great number of things including plumbing failures, sewer backups, insufficient local drainage, cracked or damaged foundation, or a malfunction of your sump pump, among others. So How Do You Avoid Flooding?
- Have Your Property Inspected
One of the easiest – and most effective – ways to flood-proof your basement is to have your plumbing and property assessed and maintained, especially all places where water can enter the home, as well as your plumbing and drainage systems.
- Seal It Up
Make sure your doors and windows are all properly sealed. Whether you use weatherstripping or caulking in the appropriate places, it should maintain a tight seal to prevent leaks.
- Install The Right Systems
Sump pump, weeping tiles, backwater valves – are they all necessary? In short: yes. All of these systems are failsafes designed to either divert water that may have entered the home, or prevent water from coming in.
- Get Water Damage Repair
If you’ve experienced a flood, don’t hesitate. Contact us! We’re first responders for your home or business, as a professional restoration company with over 25 years of experience in water damage repair services.