Keeping your basement from flooding and knowing what to do if it does
Your basement is a vital part of your home. Whether you use it as a living area or for storage, you need to make sure it remains free of flood waters to protect your belongings and your family. Because basements are below ground level, it’s possible for them to flood. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent flooding in your basement.
You’ll want to install a sump pump in your basement to remove water that could possibly get into your basement. This is typically installed in the floor in the lowest spot of your basement and is usually operated though electricity so it will automatically turn on when needed.
There is the possibility of your sump pump failing, so it’s recommended you have at least two. If one does fail, the backup sump pump can turn on and take over. Some people will purchase a generator to run the sump pumps in case the electricity is out. Others may want to purchase a battery-operated sump pump as the backup one in case the electricity goes out.
In the event your basement does flood like the one in this photo, SERVPRO’s professionals specialize in repairing and restoring following water damage. Our customer-focused professionals will assess the water damage to your property. Then, we’ll help you understand the severity of the damage so you’re able to make the best decisions for your home. Our top-notch techs use the most advanced equipment to detect hidden moisture and extract standing water.