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How to prevent basement water damage

6/1/2022 (Permalink)

Damaged box's and debris in basement from sewage flood This flooded basement was cause from a sewage back up, it soaked into all the customers stored belongings.

Basement flooding is stressful for any homeowner, you can trust the team at SERVPRO of Tacoma to be there when this happens.  Some of the top causes of basement flooding:

  • Flooding during heavy rain (Clogged Gutters)
  • Deterioration of foundation walls
  • Drainage towards the basement causing moisture problems
  • Pipe bursts/ sewage back ups
  • Location of Drain system 
  • Water supply line break

Some risks that come from basement flooding include:

  • Mold
  • Structural Damage
  • Electrical Damage
  • Biohazards

To help prevent your basement from flooding below are some handy tips:

  • Installing a drywell around your windows
  • Planting shrubbery around your home’s foundation
  • Grading your yard so your home is the highest point on the property (this is the best long-term solution)

If you ever find yourself with a flooded basement, call the company you know and trust!

SERVPRO of Tacoma (253) 896-3000

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