Heavy Rainfall in the Forecast, It could cause a Water Loss in Your Home
Basements are prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. While heavy rainfall is the most often cause of flooding, there are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including:
- A sewer pipe that is blocked or cracked
- Surface water from heavy rains that can pool around your home
- Storm sewer backup
- Sanitary sewer backup
- Foundation drainage failure
- Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure
If flood water is not handled quickly and properly, it can jeopardize your health and safety, and cause severe damage to your home’s structure. Remember, the longer you wait, the worse the problem will get.The bottom line: a flooded basement can jeopardize your health, safety, and your home’s integrity.
Please contact the SERVPRO® of Stone Mountain/Clarkston at 770-496-1976. We are here to help!