Rain in Your Basement
Rain, Rain, and More Rain
This time of year, there is an abundance of water due to the seasonal rain. Therefore, it is no surprise that many houses experience water damage problems. Unfortunately, you may discover some of that water leaking into your basement after a hefty dose of rainfall.
Ideally, your sump pump should be able to keep water out of your basement; however, they can sometimes daily due to the rapid flow of the incoming water. It is always recommended, especially this time of year, to clear any debris from the sump pump’s drain pipe. You should also ensure that the sump pump is working properly. A quick way of telling if it is working properly is listening for a consistent humming noise. It could be a good idea to keep a utility pump on hand as back up if the sump pump does fail for whatever reason. Water coming into the basement where the walls meet the floor is an indicator of groundwater being pushed up by hydrostatic pressure. In this situation, you will need to unclog your foot drains and if the problem persists, call a plumber.
Who to Call?
If your home has suffered from water damage, you’ll want the help of experienced professionals. A trusted company with well-trained staffed equipped with the proper tools to locate the problem and safely dry out your home. SERVPRO® of Columbia County is your local solution to your problem.
Are you experiencing water in your basement or anywhere else in your home, give SERVPRO® of Columbia County a call at 706-868-5441, we are available “24/7/365.®”