Here at Tom’s Basement Waterproofing, we go over a lot of different methods and tips to help you alleviate water from entering your basement. Most of these are due to foundation issues, cracks in the walls or windows, or electrical problems. However, sewage backups in your plumbing system can be a true hassle, and potentially not something you have considered as a danger to your basement. Since recent flooding events have resulted in foundational issues in many homes, we want to make sure you are knowledgeable on the outside hazards around your home, that you may not currently have control over.
The Dangers Of Standing Water
When was the last time you had standing water in your basement? Did you know where it came from? There is a good chance that it could have resulted in a sewer backup issue, and was likely after a heavy rainfall. Municipal sewers are not always equipped to handle the serious aftermath of a Michigan downpour (especially after this summer’s flooding events). When municipal sewers get backed up, gravity sets in, and unfortunately can result in flooding in residential basements and other low level drains. Sewage backups should be taken very seriously, as they can result in extremely unsafe conditions for your home and family.
If a sewage backup occurs in your home, here is the most important tip to take away from this entire article: Do not walk or enter the standing water. Ensure that your power is also off for the basement, as to not result in electrocution.
Safety With Sewer Backup Prevention Systems
To prevent your family from having to deal with the results of a sewer backup problem, Tom’s Basement Waterproofing suggests looking into one of our high quality sewer backup systems. This will prevent standing sewage water from entering your basement, and the installation process is quick and usually unnoticeable around your yard. Our sewer backup prevention systems will stop any water that is headed towards your basement from a municipal sewer line, and will not damage the plumbing system in your home. Through a system of valves and pipes, Tom’s Basement Waterproofing can ensure the safety of your family and dwellings from a terrible mess and expensive hassle.
For more information on sewage backup prevention, call Tom’s Basement Waterproofing today! We customize each job to the needs and budget of your home, resulting in only the best workmanship and quality for basement waterproofing in Metro Detroit.
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