Spring Showers Bring....
Spring showers bring basement flooding....or is it May flowers? Either way with winter out of the way and those heavy showers hitting we're seeing an influx of flooded basements. In some instances we can prevent those pesky showers from coming into our homes:
1. Making sure all gutters are clear of debris and that all downspouts from the gutters are extended beyond the foundation. Although they may not be pretty, during these heavy spring rains its beneficial to get them as far away from the home as possible. Doing this will help keep water from trying to flow back into the basement.
2. Test sump pumps. Easiest way is to take a 5-gallon bucket and fill up the sump well. Ensure the sump pump is able to pump the well water level down. Also be sure that the sump pump is clear of any obstacles so that the float or lift is able to activate the pump.
3. Also for those in low lying areas, check your crawlspace to ensure that there is no standing water in your crawlspace. Standing water in your crawlspace invites unwanted mold to begin forming in an along the foundation walls and floor joists.
For any water damage that does occur, don't hesitate to call your local SERVPRO office today at 812-824-2027