Is your Home Ready for Spring Rains?
When springtime hits, it breathes life back into a weary world. Everyone gets excited about the nice weather and the promise of the warm weather of summer looming ahead. Yet with the springtime comes lots of rain, and with the heavy rains comes the danger of basement flooding in your home.
Check your Home Out First
No matter what you've done to prepare for water in your basement, that extra dose of rain that we get in the Springtime can easily overflow and cause flooding and water damage. Perhaps you have run into this problem before and have taken some precautions.
If you have drainage issues in your home, now may be the time to address them. Poor drainage can damage your property when the heavy rains of spring hit. Maybe your sump pump needs to be replaced as well, and if it does, you will want to have a professional look at it to see if it is operating properly.
If you've had problems with water damage in the past due to spring rains, and there have been repairs to drainage and sump pumps that you have been putting off, now is the time to do something about it.
Take a look around your property and find out what the issues are. Examine the drainage situation and identify where the problem spots are. If you have a sump pump that hasn't been operating properly, or you're not sure if it is or not, check it out to see if the power supply is connected and it's working.
Get the Professionals Involved
If you don't know how to identify drainage issues yourself, you can get a professional to come in and evaluate the situation quite easily. If you really don't know if your sump pump is operating or how to check it, the pros really do know what they are doing, so perhaps it's time to call them finally.
Having proper drainage on your property with an effectively running and well-maintained sump pump can head off the worst of the damage that springtime rains can do to your property.
You may also want to place important items such as furniture or other valuables on wooden slats several inches above the ground to prevent water damage in the event of flooding.
In this day and age with everything going on it's hard to keep up with things, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so get in touch with your local professional as soon as you can to head off water damage before it happens.