While it is impossible to eliminate the risk of a damp basement, most basement floods can be avoided with some planning.

Some of the most common causes of environmental damage occur in the home, such as burst pipes, sewage backups, flash floods, or a major hurricane. When dealing with a damp basement, it is critical to seek professional assistance to avoid mold, mildew, and water damage.

Dehumidifiers and industrial drying fans, if available, are superb methods to prevent water. If the leak is substantial, however, you should consider contacting a specialist water damage company like Jenkins Restorations. Mold removal services can guarantee that your home is mold-free.

7 Methods to Avoid Basement Floods

•    Take a look at the water damage.
The gutters and downspouts should direct water at least 6 feet away from your foundation. If the gutters are clogged or broken, water may be boiling up into your foundation and basement.

Barricaded gutters should be cleaned out regularly, particularly at the end of the season when all of the foliage has fallen off the tree stumps. Gutter guards may be worth the investment if you have trouble keeping your gutters clear.

Gutters that have come loose from the house should be fixed immediately as soon as possible to prevent water from entering the attic or leaking into the foundation.


•    Check for cracks in your foundation.
Groundwater can permeate into your house via foundation cracks, especially after heavy rain. To detect and repair issues quickly, investigate the foundation for crack formation and have a competent foundation survey every 5-7 years.


•    Inspect your Floor Slab Drain.
Look for a floor drain in your basement. If it does, look for any obstructions in your basement floor drain. Floodwater may enter the basement as a result of this.


•    Basement Windows Must Be Sealed
Check that the basement window frames are properly installed and secured so that water does not leak inside when it rains. During severe storms, it is also advised to keep window screens in place.


•    Fund a Sump Pump.
Installing a sump pump in your home is the absolute best way to avoid basement flooding (or crawl space). This pump is installed in the basement's lowest level and pumps out any water that enters the basement instantly.


•    The septic tank should be pumped regularly.
In the incident of a power outage, consider purchasing a backup power source for your sump pump. Get your septic tank pumped regularly.
Sewer system backup is one of the most upsetting types of basement flooding and water damage. The septic tank (if you have one) should be inspected and pumped every 3-5 years to avoid flooding and backups.


•    Inspections of the sewage system at regular intervals.
If you have a septic tank or a city-connected system, it should be inspected every 3-5 years. The fact that your septic tank is linked to a complex network does not mean that your home's pipes and other components will not break or fail.


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What To Do When The Basement Floods