Do you have a basement? If you do then you know that they are a great addition to a home. It is a great way to keep an area of your home cool in the summer. It is also a way to add extra square footage to your home. Although they are a great addition to a home there are some problems that are quite common in a basement. Flooding happens to be one of them. If you have had your basement flood you know that the process of cleaning it up is a real chore. That is why it is important to do what you can to prevent the flood in the first place.
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What Causes Basements Flooding?: The first thing you need to know is why your basement is flooding. A flooded basement can come from several problems all of the which will leave you with a mess to clean up. If you have a lot of rain or snow that comes all at once sometimes it will not drain properly and can leak into the house. The water will go to the lowest point which is the basement. The other problems will be with your plumbing fixtures. If you have a pipe that bursts or leaks it will start to leak into the basement. There are pipes that are exposed to the cold outside that can burst if they freeze over. If you have a washer, toilet or sink in the basement they can become damaged and start to leak. Many times they will leak for some time before you even notice. Lastly a sewer backup will have water and other contaminants running through your basement. Knowing the culprits is the first step in prevention.
Install A Sump Pump: If you know you are in an area that has a lot of moisture or you know you have a basement that tends to flood you may consider a sump pump. The sump pump is a great addition to your home and can prevent a flood so you are not left with a huge mess. They work the same for a boat as they will for your house. They are installed under the home through the crawl space or basement and will push any excess moisture away from the house just like it would if a boat were taking on water. Make sure you have a battery backup so that if your electricity goes out the pump will keep working.
Call A Professional Plumber: If you are concerned that your pipes are not being covered correctly it is important to call out a professional to have them inspected. You want to make sure that if you have a leak even if it is small you have it repaired. This may mean replacing a toilet, sink or fixture or making a repair to existing pipes.
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