It’s been months since you’ve been in your basement. But after watching hours upon hours of HGTV, you’re finally feeling inspired to get down there and organize it once and for all.
You begin walking down the steps and get a whiff of mildew. Oh no! Your basement is flooded!
Although we can’t take you back in time, we can help you prevent future incidents from happening. So continue reading (after you clean up your basement of course)!
How to Prevent Basement Flooding
Preventing a flooded basement is easier than it sounds, all it takes is some dedication to your home’s state of health. To stop flooding before it begins you can:
- Improve drainage, aim to clean your drains and gutters twice a year.
- Seal all basement cracks and openings.
- Build a 6-inch soil incline around your home so rainfall is driven out to the street.
While these are great tips, if you’re really wanting to ensure your basement is protected, it’s best to install a sump pump.
What is a Sump Pump?
A sump is a naturally constructed cavity below your basement floor also known as the basin. This pit is designed to hold and protect the sump pump. A sump pump’s job is to relocate water sitting around your home’s foundation to an area further away. Sump pumps aren’t only cost effective, but they can last for many years after installation (about 25 to 30 years).
A sump pump is also able to detect when and how much water needs to be pumped out away from your property. Moreover, they are known for being very effective tools to prevent flooding.
Professional Sump Pump Installation
A flooded basement can not only destroy some of your most valuable possessions, but it can also impact the structural integrity of your home. So if you’re looking for professional Sump Pump installation, D & F Plumbing has got you covered! Our plumbing technicians are highly experienced in sump pump installations and we’d be happy to equip your basement with an effective anti-flooding system, so contact us today!
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