Flooded Basement? Here Are Some Common Causes

09/29/2021
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Have you ever walked down to the lower level of your home into a surprise pool of water? A flooded basement is the last thing any homeowner wants to experience, but unfortunately it does happen pretty often. Any sort of water or flooding in your home is not only frustrating, but also serious. Water-related injury to a home can lead to extensive damages to walls, floors, personal items, etc. Severe flooding can also lead to dangerous mold and this mold can come with the need for expensive mold remediation services. There are several reasons why your basement may be flooded, and there are also ways to proactively prevent these incidents from happening.

A flooded basement can happen during both dry and wet weather, depending on the root cause.

Potential Causes Of A Flooded Basement In Dry Weather –

Potential Causes Of A Flooded Basement In Wet Weather –

When dealing with a flooded basement, you want to contact your plumber as soon as possible to remedy the problem quickly, and hopefully avoid larger damages. If you suspect the water is due to a plumbing issue, make sure to turn off the main water line to prevent further flooding and damages, and call your emergency plumber immediately. Cleaning up the water as best you can, and as quickly as possible is a good idea. The quicker walls, rugs, and floors are dried out, the less chance there is of mold growth.

While not all reasons for a flooded basement are due to plumbing issues, many are. In emergency situations, Kulk’s Plumbing & Heating offers 24-hour plumber services. We know how important it is to protect your home and we are here to help you with any and all plumbing needs. Regularly participating in plumbing maintenance is a great proactive way to preserve your pipes, and plumbing components to help avoid these emergency situations. Additionally you should be regularly maintaining and cleaning gutters, properly landscaping your yard to foster positive grading, inspecting and repairing foundation cracks, inspecting and repairing sewer and septic, and maintaining your sump pumps.