Friday, August 29, 2014

Dealing with a Basement Flooding Issue

A flooded basement is one of the worst disasters a homeowner can face. There are several reasons why basements flood: clogged main drains, leaking or clogged downspouts, and foundation drain/sump pump failure are just some of the most common culprits. If you have cracks in your basement walls, even the slightest pipe leaks could lead to a catastrophic basement flood that causes extensive and expensive damage.

The bad news is a huge repair bill is not the only negative consequence of a flooded basement. For one thing, the repair may not be covered in your insurance policy. Even if you have coverage, your insurance company may raise your rates or deductibles if you keep on filing flooding claims repeatedly. Also, if basement flooding is a frequent problem, you may already have mold and mildew growing in some part of your home, which can lead to serious health problems.

If you’re facing a basement flooding problem, or if you suspect that it may happen, give professional plumbers a call. Basement flooding is not something that you can handle yourself unless you have extensive plumbing knowledge and experience. Let the professionals handle the problem from start to finish—from locating the source of the leak to the restoration of your pipes to optimum efficiency.

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