Flooding can be a major problem, especially if it occurs in your basement. It’s important to understand the different types of flooding, how they affect homes, and what you can prevent them. Understanding these things will help you avoid some serious problems down the road, such as mold growth and structural damage. Additionally, understanding what causes home flooding is crucial for properly maintaining your home and preventing future floods from occurring.
Key Flooding Causes:
Home Flooding can often be caused by leaking pipes, drains, or appliances. A common cause of basement flooding is because the water drainage system around your home isn’t working properly, or there may have been a sudden storm that overflowed nearby waterways into your yard, causing one of these systems to back up. Suppose you’re experiencing any regular problems with blockages in your drain systems that are preventing sewage from draining out. In that case, it’s important to call for professional help as soon as possible before things get worse.
Eventually, if left untreated, sewer backups can lead to serious health issues like a septic shock which could require hospitalization at best (and death at worst). Check below for tips on preventing basement flooding.
Flood prevention tips
Flood prevention tips include checking your gutters regularly for blockages that could cause water back up into the basement. To prevent a flooded house, you need to clean out any items from basements or crawl spaces as they may become damaged and create a breeding ground for mold and mildew.
The next thing you should do is find out if there was any personal property damaged, as well as what damage occurred to your house itself, such as foundation cracks or shifting due to water pressure that compromised its structural integrity. Flooded basement cleanup and restoration should include bagging any items damaged by the flooding and taking out and cleaning everything else in your house to prevent mold growth.