Sump Pumps

Stop Basement Flooding and Water Damage

There are few things as unpleasant as walking into a basement filled with water. Knowing you may have lost precious items that had been stored for safekeeping is devastating, and the cleanup process can be costly and time consuming. However, the financial and personal loss is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to potential problems associated with accumulating water in your basement.

Common Causes of Basement Flooding

If your basement floods, first determine the cause of the flooding. If it is a problem that only occurs during heavy downpours, it could just be linked to leaky windows, window wells, or gaps around pipes. Leaky windows aren’t the only structural issue that could be causing your basement flooding issues either. Roof leaks can also travel down walls and pool in your basement. 

Oftentimes, flooding issues can be tied to your soil or pavement outside. If the soil around your home is not graded correctly it can cause surface water to run towards your home, instead of away from it. The same can be said for pavement that was not sloped correctly. As it settles, it leads water into the home instead of away from it.

How to Prevent Flooding and Water Damage

Allowing water to continually accumulate in your basement not only leads to property damage but it can be unhealthy as well. Excessive moisture can develop into a dangerous mold which can become a costly problem to correct if left untreated. 

The best way to prevent these issues is to figure out the problem immediately. Repairing leaky drainage pipes and foundation cracks can help as well as replacing old windows. It is also beneficial to install a new sump pump or replace your existing one if it is failing to help the situation.

The costs of repairing flooded basements can begin to add up quickly. Therefore, it is imperative to use a professional to help get the issues under control and fixed correctly the first time. The experts at Elk Grove Village Sewer and Plumbing are available and ready to assist you in solving your flooding issues and giving you the peace of mind that your basement issues are gone for good.

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