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Tips On Preventing Spring Basement Flooding

Written by Casey Shearns on . Posted in .

The spring months are almost here, which means that the time of warmer weather is approaching! While this is a good thing on the surface, in order to take full advantage of it, you’ll need to prepare yourself for the potential problems it can create. Basement flooding is a serious issue that tends to plague homeowners during the spring, and preventing this from happening can save you from some devastating water damage down the road. Below, we’ll highlight the best tips to prevent basement flooding this spring!

Get Your Sump Pump Inspected

There’s no season more important than spring to ensure that your sump pump is in good health. Everyone knows the saying “April showers bring May flowers”, but what April showers can also bring is unwanted water runoff. Sump pumps help to divert the flow of water away from your home, and one of the biggest causes of basement flooding is an issue with this essential item. Get a professional to inspect your sump pump at the start of spring. If you find results that aren’t favorable, get them repaired quickly!

Clean Your Gutters & Downspouts

Roof leaks aren’t the only thing that can result from improper gutter maintenance! In the worst-case scenario, rainwater with no place to go can infiltrate your home’s foundation, eventually making its way to your basement without you even realizing it! Getting your gutters cleaned is an essential step in preparing your home for spring, and the hazards of basement flooding are a big reason why.

Clear Out Lingering Snow

If there’s any snowfall lingering around your home, make sure that it’s far away from your home’s exterior! That melted snow can turn into contaminated water that can seep through your home’s foundation if it gets too close. To prevent this, use a shovel to clear out a few feet of space between the snow pile and your home.

Ensure You Know Your Home’s Flood Risk

Of course, every home is going to be different in terms of its flood risks. Pay attention to your area and get a gauge of the risk level for your home in the event of a torrential downpour. If your home is in a high-risk area, consider investing in a flood kit. The damages might be devastating, but a flood kit can help you salvage what you can. There’s another way to restore your property back to normal as well!

Water Damage Restoration With Soil-Away

Soil-Away knows better than anyone how devastating water damage can be – especially that caused by basement flooding! Our damage restoration team can extract the offending water and completely restore your property to its original condition – you won’t even notice that it was damaged at all! If your home has been ravaged by basement flooding, don’t sit in despair for long – click here to contact us directly!

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