Prepare Your Basement for Spring Showers

March is here, and springtime is just around the corner. Trust us; we are excited about the warmer weather too. Despite the excitement for sunshine and flowers, one thing we all know to be true is with springtime comes rain showers.
Rainy and wet weather can mean a potential flooding mess in your basement. Water from rainstorms, or even water from melted snow, can make its way into your basement through poor sealing or cracks in your foundation. Water entering in your house can cause damage to your walls, carpet, and furniture. Having a sump pump in your home can help keep your basement free of water damage.
How a sump pump works is that it removes water that accumulates in what is called a sump basin. The sump basin is found in basements, and they collect flowing groundwater or drain water. A sump pump is installed to make sure the basin doesn’t overflow, which makes your basement and your home dry and free of any water damage.
If your basement is more susceptible to flooding, owning a sump pump is crucial when trying to prevent floods from happening in your basement. If you do have a sump pump, it is always a good idea to have an inspection of your sump pump done before springtime. You should also make sure that the valve is clear of dirt and debris and any obstructions from discharge line are cleared away.
We can prepare our homes for potential water damage as much as we want. However, disasters can happen when we least expect it, and these situations are never pleasant to deal with. If you and your family have to deal with unfortunate water damage in your basement due to flooding, Hays + Sons is here to help whenever you need us.

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