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Protecting your residential plumbing from basement flooding is a major concern for every Utah homeowner!
Basement flooding is unfortunately rather common throughout many parts of Northern Utah and the entire United States, and as the weather starts to cool down going into the fall it’s likely that Utah homeowners will experience an increased amount of rain that can potentially create leaks that seep into their basements. It’s also a generally high likelihood that increased moisture and precipitation can create rather costly backups within your residential plumbing system, which also can lead to serious issues like basement flooding.
Any house can technically be at risk when it comes to basement flooding, and these types of flooding issues can almost always lead to really costly repairs. This is primarily because the flooding can lead to mildew/mold growth, as well as other serious forms of water damage. This fall’s weather may attempt to bring unwanted water into the lowest portions of your property, but fortunately there are many different precautions that you can take when it comes to preventing the overall likelihood of basement flooding!
Basement Flooding’s Common Causes
It’s always very important for all homeowners to have a thorough understanding in terms of the overall common causes of basement flooding prior to any serious storms or potential water damage occurring throughout their property. Your overall awareness of these common causes will always go a very long way in helping you avoid the potentially dangerous situations that basement floods pose, and some of the causes you should be well aware of include the following:
- Increase in precipitation or snowmelt runoff
- Leaks within your plumbing system or pipes
- Broken, damaged or cracked pipes
- Frozen pipes
- System backups and toilet clogs
- Sewage backup
- Unsealed basement floors and walls
There are always going to be many different factors that come into play when it comes to the overall causes of basement flooding within any property, which is why it’s so crucial to understand the potential dangers that are out there and how to properly avoid them on a consistent basis.
Prevention is always key when it comes to basement flooding!
Basement Flooding Prevention
It’s important to know that even the smallest amount of water present within your home can potentially pose serious threats of structural damage. When water is permeating throughout your basement there’s no denying that it can lead to all sorts of serious damage, including ruined possessions and health hazards.
Even if you leave just a little bit of standing water present within your basement, it can lead to mildew/mold growth rather quickly. This is why it’s always absolutely critical that you reach out to our team of experienced experts at the first signs of present water within any part of your property!
A lot of Utah homeowners should consider a sump pump installation if they find themselves in a property that’s even just somewhat prone to basement flooding. Sump pumps do an incredible job at removing any kind of groundwater accumulation from within the foundation of your property by effectively pushing it away from your home.
Sump pumps are typically installed within the crawlspace or basement of a home, and they are one of the best residential plumbing tools when it comes to basement flooding prevention. Most sump pumps will run on electricity, which is why it may also be best for your household to invest in a backup battery just in case a serious storm causes a power outage when you need your sump pump the most!
Many Utah homes have finished basements with one or multiple bathrooms, and if this is the case then it’s rather likely that your household also subsequently has an ejector pump.
All residential plumbing systems utilize gravity as much as possible, so if you have a bathroom that’s below your sewer line then it’s likely going to need some extra help to avoid backups and other types of plumbing issues. This is where an ejector pump comes in handy, because it’ll help you carry waste up to your sewer line.
But a common basement flooding issue homeowners should know about is when an ejector pump malfunctions, because this often could lead to sewage backup within a home’s basement areas. It’s also important to note that homeowners should consider a backup battery for their ejector pump, because ejector pumps are typically electrically operated.
Reach Out To The Beehive Plumbing Team For More Information About Avoiding And Repairing Basement Flooding!
Basement flooding is a serious issue that plagues countless Utah homeowners, and trust us in that we’ve seen countless basement floods in our time!
It’s important for all homeowners to understand how to prevent basement flooding at all costs, and our team is always here for you when it comes to honing in on your own prevention methods and making the proper repairs when things go wrong.
So always feel free to reach out to us online or call us at 801-661-8155 today to speak with our team about how we can support your efforts to prevent and repair basement flooding and all its related plumbing issues!