While basements can be a fantastic addition to any home, this is one of the most common areas that people experience flooding. It can be devastating if you have a major flood in your basement. People that have experienced this, find themselves facing thousands of dollars in repairs to get it back to the way it was. This is why an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to basement flooding. Randall’s Plumbing is here to share some tips that will help you keep your basement free from any flooding issues.
Reasons for Basement Flooding
To avoid flooding in your basement, it is important you understand and are familiar with the most common causes for basement flooding in the first place. The fact is, there are many reasons that your basement could flood. If there are heavy rains that bring the water table up, or put too much stress on your foundation, you could end up with a basement full of water. Many other issues like broken pipes and leaking appliances can also be the culprit. If you have a sewage leak, it can create hazardous conditions for anyone in the home because harmful bacteria may start to grow. Other risks include electrical issues that could lead to electrocution, and mold and mildew growth that is a big health risk.
Basement Sump Pumps
While a sump pump won’t be able to eliminate any and all risk of flooding in your basement, it is a good step in that direction. A sump pump is installed underground and works to remove ground water before it reaches flooding levels. The water is pumped out from around your foundation and away from your home. While a sump pump does require electricity to run, many of them come with a battery backup so that in the case of lost power, they are still doing their job.
Other Ways to Prevent Flooding in Home
If you aren’t interested in installing a sump pump in your basement, there are other ways to help prevent flooding as well. You can have French style drains incorporated into your landscaping that look like dry riverbeds but are actually there to help remove excess water away from the house. This can be helpful in removing water, but honestly, there is nothing that will work as well as a sump pump installation to keep your basement dry.
Residential Plumbers & Commercial Plumbing Contractors in Marshfield, Conway & Greater Lebanon, Missouri
Whether you are dealing with water in your basement or a slow leak somewhere else in your home, you want to be able to call on a plumber that you can trust. At Randall’s Plumbing we are standing by, ready to help you with any plumbing issues you may be experiencing. You will not regret choosing our kind, courteous and honest staff for your plumbing needs now and in the future. Call us today!