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5 Causes of Basement Flooding

12/11/2019 (Permalink)

Gutter with debris Your gutters themselves may also get filled with debris

Below Are Some Sources of Basement Flooding

You may think that a minor basement flood in your Edgewood, MA, home can be ignored. However, if you wait to deal with the issue, it could affect your entire home.
Before you address the excess water, you have to know what caused it. Below are some sources of basement flooding.

Blocked Gutter Systems

A blocked gutter system is a common cause of flooded basements. Specifically, when the pipes connecting the public sewer system to your house get clogged, the water could back up into your home.

Gutter Debris

Your gutters themselves may also get filled with debris. This could lead to a buildup of water that seeps into your basement. To avoid this issue, be sure to clean your gutters regularly. Clean gutters that continually overflow should be replaced with larger ones.

Improper Sealing

If you discover a basement flood after every major rainstorm, you may have a problem with the tiling of that room. Water from the outside can easily seep through tiles if they have not been sealed properly.

Poorly Installed Drainage

When you install your drain system, place the downspouts so they aim toward your street or backyard. If they point toward your basement, the water could leak into that part of your home. The downspouts should also be at least six feet away from the basement wall.

Low Terrain

Houses should be built on top of a slope so the water can drain properly. If your house is on the lower part of your estate, the water will accumulate near the basement. Thankfully, you don’t have to move to fix this problem. Erosion should solve the issue over time.
You should try to address all of these problems before they cause a basement flood in your home. Unfortunately, some floods may be unavoidable. If you do find water damage in any part of your house, cleanup and restoration professionals can dry and disinfect your belongings.

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