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Spring Rain Brings Basement Flooding

Posted on: April 27, 2015 | , ,

May flowers will only arrive if there are April showers. And if you’ve lived in Indiana for any length of time, you know the month of April is full of pop up rain showers and thunder storms. All of that rain tends to lead to flooding and if your basement is prone to flooding you’ll want to keep reading.

In today’s post we have put together a simple checklist to help protect your basement from flooding this spring.

Emergency Power Source

Basement flooding can cause electrical outages so make sure you a prepared with an emergency power source. Install a generator to provide emergency electrical service for your furnace, heat, refrigerator and septic tank pump incase power is lost. If you do not have a generator installed you could find yourself running into flooding, frozen pipes or a flooded septic tank.

Install a Sump Pump

A sump pump is vital to keeping your basement dry. This device pumps ground water from heavy rain out of the pump pit in your basement. If you don’t already have a sump pump you will need to have one installed. If you already have a sump pump make sure you have it checked regularly. A sump pump acts as a huge floor drain and keeps water from getting too deep.

Install a Backup Sump Pump

Even the most reliable piece of equipment can malfunction and fail. That’s why it is important to invest in a backup sump pump system. A backup sump pump, even a battery-operated style, can begin working if the main sump pump is out of commission. This will greatly reduce your chances of basement flooding. Some systems even come with additional security features like an alarm that will alert you if the battery-operated sump pump has started to work.

Spring storms can really take a toll on your basement. If you constantly deal with basement flooding year after year it’s time to do something about it. Call us at ​317-291-4909 for more information about sump pumps or visit our website today.

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