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4 Ways To Prevent Basement Flooding

Learn four tips to prevent your basement from flooding.

Learn four tips to prevent your basement from flooding.

A flooded basement is one of the worst things that can happen to your home, as everything will be in danger of being ruined beyond repair. Floods happen more frequently in certain regions of the U.S., but basement floods can occur for a variety of reasons. If you have water damage and need professional emergency services, call Smith & Son’s for our 24/7 water restoration services.

Clean Floor Drains

Floor drains help prevent flooding and water damage, but they can become clogged with dirt and debris. If your floor drains’ pipes are blocked, a build-up of water can lead to a buildup that results in flooding. Remember to clean your floor drains often to keep them free of debris and keep your basement free of water.

Check Gutters

You may not think that gutters have anything to do with a basement flood, but if they are full of leaves and dirt, they can’t do their job of diverting rainwater away from the foundation of your home. A heavy storm that brings buckets of rain straight to the ground, rather than in your gutters, can lead to a basement flood.  

Sump Pump

Installing a sump pump is one of the easiest ways to keep your basement dry during spring showers. A sump pump will pump out water that may accumulate, allowing you to rest easy knowing your basement is safe from flooding. There are many options of sump pumps to choose from, so it’s best to have a plumbing professional survey your home to help you select the right one.

Backup Power Source

In addition to having a sump pump, you must also have a backup generator in case the power goes out during a storm. Connect your sump pump to the generator when it’s storming to ensure it won’t fail and leave you with a flooded basement.

Choose Smith & Son’s Contracting for Your Water Restoration Needs

If you are in need of water restoration services or emergency response services at any time of day, Smith & Son’s Contracting has the expertise, quality, and experience in the restoration and insurance industries you need. We don’t settle for less, and you shouldn’t either. For an exceptional job at an honest price throughout the state of Maryland and Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 insurance home emergency service. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, Twitter, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.

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