How to Prevent Water in Your Basement During Rain
We haven’t experienced any flooding in the Quad Cities yet this year, but we have seen some rain. And we all know what this can mean: wet basements. Whether you have a compromised foundation or an inadequate draining system, you may fall victim to a wet basement during the rainy months. No matter the cause, there are ways to prevent water from accumulating in your basement during heavy rains.
Here are some tips to help get you through spring:
- Check your sump pump: a faulty pump can lead to rising water in your basement. Always make sure to test your pump regularly to ensure proper function. It can save you a lot of money.
- Make sure your gutters are clean: full gutters can lead to overflow and saturation of soil around your foundation. Limiting water accumulation around your foundation will help prevent water seepage.
- Keep an extra pump on hand: sometimes your sump pump can’t keep up with rising groundwater levels, especially during exceptionally hard rains. Having an extra pump can lessen the burden on your main pump and double your flood prevention power.
If you experience water in your basement, call SERVPRO to make it “Like it never even happened.”