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What Causes A Flooded Basement?

6/23/2021 (Permalink)

There are four common sources of water entering basements, besides mass flooding in your community

  • Basement water could leak down from the foundation walls
  • Water-saturated soils can be pushed into the basement pressure
  • Storm sewer water from the storm sewer system backing up into the home
  • Sanitary sewer water from a clog in the local sewer line, your home’s sewer line, or a combination of both backing up in the sink and floor drains

Here are some tips to make basement flooding less likely:

  • Seal the basement.
  • Install/Update a sump pump.
  • Add or update drainage. 
  • Install a water leak detection system. 
  • Update your windows and doors. 
  • Replace your pipes.
  • Regularly check your roof for signs of damage. 

Water in your basement can damage floors and walls, ruin furniture, and lead to mold within 24 hours.

When you experience a basement flooding it's important to determine if the water problems are going to recur or if it was a one-time event. Our production team can come out and extract any standing water, but if the issue keeps occurring, further damage may ensue.

If you experience any flooding in your basement, give us a call at SERVPRO of West Greenville County at (864)-292-8570.

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