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Tips On Preventing Basement Flooding

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in .

Did you know that hurricanes and severe storms aren’t the only causes of basement flooding? It should go without saying that this is a problem that you want to avoid! Water damage can cause a lot of destruction for your property – not to mention creating the right set of conditions for mold to thrive! The best way to avoid dealing with this problem is to enact the right preventative measures throughout the year. The water extraction experts at Soil-Away know all of the tips and tricks to help you avoid the horrible outcomes of basement flooding. We’ll share our insider knowledge below so you never have to deal with the worst-case scenario!

Install & Inspect A Sump Pump

If you don’t already have a sump pump for your home, now is the time to get one installed! The primary purpose of a sump pump is to promote the healthy flow of water away from your home and its foundation, making it critical for preventing basement flooding. If you already have a sump pump, you’re moving in the right direction! However, you can’t just leave it after an install. Getting your sump pump inspected annually will help you avoid any malfunctions or other underlying issues. If they occur, a professional will be able to fix them with ease to prevent flooding.

Inspect Your Home’s Foundation

Your home’s foundation is crucial for both preventing flooding and ensuring its structure stays intact. No matter how small the imperfections are, you need to address them with lightning speed! Water can seep through even the smallest cracks in your foundation. One bad rainstorm could lead to disaster if you aren’t checking it periodically! In the event that issues do form, hiring someone to repair them will be a lifesaver for you. You never know when the next rainstorm is going to be, so make sure that you stay on top of this!

Reduce Water Usage During Rain

Rainy days may seem like a great time to get chores done, but what you may not realize is that you’re putting a strain on your sewer system as a result. The more chores you try to do on days like this, the more pressure you put on this system! Try to keep your water usage to a minimum during periods of heavy rain. Failure to do so could result in plumbing or sump pump issues that can expedite basement flooding.

Water Damage Restoration With Soil-Away

In the event that your basement does get flooded, addressing it quickly is of the utmost importance. Soil-Away’s water damage extraction and restoration experts will ensure that you don’t have to deal with the health and property damage risks that come with flooding for very long! We’ll restore your property to a pristine condition. If you’ve experienced water damage of any kind, don’t delay – click here to contact us directly and address it!

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Jay KorsenJay Korsen
00:51 04 Aug 22
All I have to say is WOW and FANTASTIC. I just got done building out my new professional office with Soil-Away’s construction division and they went ABOVE and BEYOND. Scott and Mike, the carpenters are skilled artisans. The project got done on time and the project came in on budget! The finished results have been blowing people away. Much better than I could have anticipated. Anyone is welcome to come to our office, Bright Light Chiropractic in Hooksett to check out the fine work they did. Simply can’t sing enough praises for them. Sorry that the picture doesn’t do the job justice. Thank you Jack and your team. -Dr. Jay
Asian BreezeAsian Breeze
04:28 15 Jul 22
Since day one, I’ve known the owner, Jack, to be a hard-working and selfless leader. Through the efforts of him and his team, he was able to restore my flooded restaurant to tip-top shape. I was amazed with Jack’s orderliness throughout the entire process. Jack has proven to me that he is trustworthy, as both a friend and an individual in the work environment.
Breton LangendorferBreton Langendorfer
21:17 07 Jul 22
Highly recommend Soil-Away. A pipe in our upstairs bathroom gave and sent water down through a wall for at least a day before we noticed water dripping through our kitchen ceiling. Our insurance put us in touch with Soil-Away and they were at our house the next morning to assess the damage and dry things out. Joe, Ray and Tom were phenomenal to work with. They explained every part of the process to us and were very professional and friendly. If you have to deal with similar issues call Soil-Away, you won’t regret it.
Maureen CidzikMaureen Cidzik
13:49 15 May 22
Superior service from start to finish. Highly responsive. The entire team is dedicated to quality and customer care and it shows in everything they do – from first call, to estimate, to job completion.
Sarah GrugnaleSarah Grugnale
16:02 14 Jan 22
Joe and Tommy were amazing to deal with, they kept us updated every step of the process. They were punctual and hard working, answering all of our questions that we had. Everything was done as promised and even above and beyond. A great experience from start to finish.