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Basement Flooding 101

4/26/2023 (Permalink)

Basement Flooding 101

Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are usually built partly or entirely below ground level. A basement can flood anytime, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall.

There are several reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe
  • Surface water pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Sanitary sewer backup
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure

If flood water is not handled quickly and correctly, it can jeopardize your health and safety and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.

It’s worth calling SERVPRO of Franklin County and letting our trained, professional crews handle the situation safely and correctly. 

We are Water Mitigation Specialists:

  • Available 24 hours/7 days per week
  • A preferred vendor to many national insurance companies
  • We'll bill the insurance directly – one less thing for you to worry about
  • Our technicians are highly trained in water restoration techniques
  • s500 IICRC restoration standards
  • Advanced inspection and extraction equipment

Call Us Today – We’re Here To Help- 636-583-5200

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