January 8, 2014

Reducing the Risk of Basement Flooding

Basement flooding can be a substantial problem for homeowners as it can cause damage to the structure of the home, destroy personal property and can create health risks for the residents of the home.

Although there is always a chance that a home may experience a flood, there are steps that can be taken to help reduce the risk including:

– Keeping storm sewer grates clear
– Sealing cracks in foundation walls and basement floor
– Avoiding pouring fats, oils and grease down household drains
– Reducing home water use during heavy rainfall events
– Maintaining eaves troughs and downspouts
– Hiring a licensed plumber to conduct a detailed plumbing investigation on your home

For more helpful tips and information on how to reduce basement flooding visit: www.basementfloodreduction.com