Home flooding can be caused by any number of mishaps. Appliance failure is the most common cause. Ruptured washing machine hoses, a broken sump pump, and water heater tank failure come to mind. Most other causes of home flooding are related to the weather.
Heavy rainfall can overwhelm combination sewer systems and send storm water and sewage into your home via the drainage system. This is a condition known as backflow. No matter the cause, few situations are more stressful than watching a massive amount of water damaging your home and possessions.
Once you’ve discovered flooding inside your home, call a water mitigation & restoration company like Catons right away. When the water damage restoration team is on the way, there are a few things you can do to get a head start:
1) Replace your sump pump every five years. Catons provides this service.
2) Install a battery backup sump pump or have Catons install one for you. A battery backup pump will continue to pump water out of your sump pit if your primary sump pump stops working or if there is a power failure.
3) If you use your basement for storage, move valuable personal belongings off the floor and onto high shelves.
4) Keep your sewer pipe flowing freely. If more than two drains in the house are slow, you probably have root intrusion or a blockage in the main sewer. Call Catons to schedule a sewer cleaning.