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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Basement Floods: Causes and Prevention



One of the biggest nightmares a homeowner can face is a flooded basement. It is a huge hassle that usually involves calling your local fire department, making sure the water gets drained out of your basement properly and then drying out your basement and everything that was in it. So what can you do to try to avoid a flooded basement? We are a Brooklyn Park sewer repair company, and we have a few suggestions for you.

Check Your Floor and Wall Sealing
Make sure the sealant on the interior of your basement is still in good shape, or hire someone to come out and take a look. Storms, a lawn irrigation system that is watering too frequently and other issues like that can easily cause basement flooding with practically no warning to you.

Check Your Drains
Are your drains clogged? Are they draining properly? Do you hear a gurgling sound in your toilet sometimes? These are all good questions to ask yourself. If you notice your drains are not draining as well as they used to, it is time to figure out what the problem is. Call a sewer repair company like ours. We can come out and perform the necessary sewer repair services to help ensure your drains are working properly and will not back up and flood your basement.

Check Your Pipes
Are your home’s pipes old and rusty? Do they need a little TLC? Even the smallest drip in your basement could signal that the pipes need to be looked at to figure out if they need to be repaired or even replaced.

Remember the old cliché: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

For more information on Brooklyn Park sewer repair, call Gene’s Water & Sewer at 612-781-3737 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate.