Flooding in your home can cause significant damage that can make expensive repairs necessary. Preventing flooding from happening can help protect your property and your home. Gravity forces water to move from high to low ground, which is what ultimately causes flooding. Knowing the common causes of flooding will help you know what to look out for and make the necessary preparations and repairs.
Poor wall and floor sealing can result in your basement easily flooding. It can allow water to seep through your walls and floors during inclement weather. This may also occur at the end of winter, when the ice and snow melts. If your basement floods regularly during storms, it is likely that this sealing needs to be redone.
Blocked Sewer Drain
A blocked sewer drain can flood the entire street quickly. In this situation, you should inform the appropriate parties immediately to prevent the water from creeping up to your home. This is an especially important consideration if you live close to a sewer drain.
Blocked or Insufficient Rain Gutters
Rain gutters are designed to redirect rain and water away from the foundation of your home. If these aren’t installed properly, rainwater can cause significant damage to your home. It is also important to check regularly to ensure that the rain gutters aren’t blocked and are in good working order.
Burst pipes can lead to significant flooding in your home. If you are having plumbing problems, you should refrain from using Drano and forgetting about it. Hire a professional to look at your plumbing. Drano can wear away the pipes and cause even more issues with your plumbing system. It is far less expensive to perform the necessary maintenance to ensure that your plumbing system is in good condition.
Preventing flooding is always the best way to protect your home from water damage. However, we do offer flood clean up services after the flooding has occurred. If you need our flood clean up services, contact us at TNT Cleaning Company today!