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Reasons for Basement Floods

Reasons for Basement Floods
Reasons for Basement Floods

Water that builds up in your home’s lowest area, usually the basement, is known as a basement flood. Numerous factors, such as persistent rain, melting snow, broken sump pumps, basement leaks, windows leaks, broken appliances, etc., might cause flooding. Since mostly your personal possessions and family stuff are kept in the basement, they could suffer significant damage from flood water in your basement. Additionally, it may pose a threat to your family’s health if that water damage does not get treated professionally and cause mold formation. Understanding the many reasons for basement flooding is crucial to take precautions against it.

Heavy rains are among the most prevalent reason for basement flooding. When there is too much water, it might back up in the gutters and sewers, leak into the basement, and cause flooding. This is particularly true if your downspouts are malfunctioning, or your gutters are blocked with debris. Ensure your gutters and downspouts are in proper functioning order, are free of debris to assist avoid this and your gutters are at an appropriate distance away from your household. To divert water away from your basement, you might also want to think about putting an extension to existing gutters away from your household foundation.

Moreover, melting snow is also another frequent reason for basement flooding. If the excess water from the melting snow is not correctly diverted, it could leak into your basement. To try to avoid this, make sure your home has enough drainage and any melting snow is diverted from your foundation. To help drain any water that does happen to collect in your basement.
Make sure your sump pump is functioning well both by battery and electricity. Additionally, a malfunctioning sump pump can result in flooding in your basement. Your basement’s sump pump oversees draining the water and maintaining the area dry. If the pump is malfunctioning, water may accumulate and will leak into your basement. Your basement may also flood due to pipe leakage. Water may seep into your basement and create flooding if you have any water or leaks in the pipes bringing it into your house.
Lastly, flooding in the basement might result from foundation issues. Your foundation may have cracks or other issues that might let water leak in and lead to floods. Assure your foundation is in great condition and is adequately waterproofed to help avoid this. To check for any possible concerns, you also might want to think about having an expert inspect your foundation on a continuous basis.

If regardless of all the above safety checks, you still experience a flood in your basement due to other possible reasons, Make sure you call professional Water Damage Restoration water damage Restoration within 24 hours or sooner to take care of the flood. Not only you save on the cost, but you will also prevent any secondary water damage to your property and prevent mold formation which will be costly and not covered by insurance.
5 Star Cleaning provides 24/7 Flood Emergency and Water Damage Restoration Services in both residential and commercial areas in the GTA and Toronto for over 30 years.
Our Water Damage Restoration Crews are certified, professional, insured, have WSIB, and are fully vaccinated.

Our priority is to dry the flooded area quickly to prevent any secondary water damage and mold formation. Our main goal is the restoration of the water damage, not reconstruction.

We are specialists in assessing and restoring flood damage, sewage backups, burst pipes, water extraction, and damage restoration. Call us ASAP as the water damage emergency occurs, to prevent any secondary water damage.

5 Star Cleaning Flood/Water Damage Cleanup & Restoration Service Includes:
• 24 Hours emergency response
• Emergency plumbing services and pipe burst repair
• Assessing flood damage
• Water Extraction
• Drying and dehumidifying from moisture damage
• Mildew and Odor Control
• Structure and content restoration
• Removal of property
• Deodorizing
• Complete sanitation work
• Complete Damage Repair – Reconstruction & Remodel
• General and finish carpentry
• Direct Billing to Insurance

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5 Star Cleaning

November 20/2022
Written by: 5 Star Cleaning Team

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