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Protect Your Home From Flood Damage

How to Address a Flooded Basement

If you notice a flooded basement in your home, here are a few things you can do to minimize flood damage.  Maple Ridge, British Columbia homes have a close proximity to the Alouette and Fraser rivers, making them more susceptible to flooding from rain accumulation or river overflow. If water is starting to pool around your home, here are a few things you can do to address the issue immediately:

Remove as much of the water as possible

Remove standing water by using large buckets to transfer it away from your home. If water is already entering your basement, use buckets or a wet/dry vacuum to remove the water and limit any potential water damage. It is important to remove the water as soon as possible to avoid mold and mildew that may grow after a flood.

Preparation is key

Preparing your basement for a potential flood is key to avoiding a potential water emergency. Once water begins forming around the foundation of your home, there is a chance it can start to drip or flow into the basement. Remove any valuables from your basement and place any electronics on a higher floor. Make sure to turn off the basement’s electricity (you can do this by accessing the power from your breaker box). Never walk or wade through water in a flooded basement if you are unsure whether your electricity is on.

Take preventative measures

To take preventative measures and protect your home against flooding, contact your local Maple Ridge Roto-Rooter plumbing professional to inspect your basement.  Our plumbing experts can also install a new sump pump if necessary. A sump pump will immediately transfer any water that pools in your basement into a nearby storm drain. French drains throughout your yard can also keep rain or floodwater from building up around your foundation. You can also adjust your landscaping so your yard slopes downward, helping water naturally flow away from your home.

Contact a plumbing professional at Roto-Rooter

Whether you have significant flood damage or you are noticing even the slightest bit of water seeping through your foundation, your home is at risk for water damage and mold. Hire a trusted plumbing professional at Roto-Rooter for prompt water cleanup service to clear out any water or moisture and protect your home from potential mold.   

 
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