Thursday, September 21st, 2017
Take action now before the weather turns colder and wetter will prevent any flooding in your home.
More and more of us are regularly spending time in our basements. No longer just a forgotten storage space, basements are being used as hobby areas, additional living spaces, home gyms – the possibilities are endless! Whatever purpose your basement is serving though, it’s important to remember that it’s a part of your home that’s prone to flooding. Equipping yourself with the knowledge of how to prevent flooding and how to treat it effectively if it does happen will allow you to enjoy the space all year round. So here’s everything you need to know on keeping your basement flood free.
Firstly, make sure that there aren’t any cracks in the walls of your basement. This is one of the most common ways for water to get in, so it’s really important to be vigilant and carry out regular checks. If you do spot a crack, be sure to call in the professionals. It may just be superficial, but sometimes they can be indicative of structural issues too. Once any cracks are repaired, you’ll notice a dramatic difference.
Blocked drains are another common cause of flooding in a basement too. A blockage can develop quickly, and if it’s a big one it rarely resolves itself. So when you do identify an issue it’s vital to get it sorted as soon as possible. Our experienced drain technicians have years of relevant experience, and the right equipment to unblock the drain as quickly as possible. They’ll also cause minimal disruption to the surrounding environment too, so you can get back to normal as quickly as possible.
Overflowing gutters or leaking or blocked downpipes are another common cause of basement flooding. These should always be kept clear of any waste or debris, and their placement is crucial too. Not many homeowners are aware of this, but downpipes need to connect with main drainage or a soakaway, to ensure that water flows away from the home.
Keeping an eye out for any problems means that you can nip them in the bud before they become too serious. By investing in our drain maintenance services, you’ll be able to budget annually for your drainage work, giving you peace of mind that you won’t be forced to suddenly part with a lot of money if something does go wrong. It really does offer you the best of both worlds.
As the weather grows colder and wetter, there’s never been a better time to evaluate the state of your basement. If you’re ever in doubt about what is causing your basement to flood, don’t be tempted to leave it or try and fix it yourself. Calling the professionals to come and take action as quickly as possible, and doing your best to then stop those problems developing in the future means that your basement can be a room that your whole family will enjoy. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today, and we’ll take it from there.