Basement flooding can occur at any time. Whether it is summer or winter, this plumbing issue chooses no specific time to happen.
Sometimes, it even happens during the most unexpected or unwanted time.
When this problem happens, the basement becomes unusable and your daily routine gets interrupted.
Common Causes of Basement Flooding
There are many kinds of plumbing leaks. There is a pipe leak, sewer line leak, drain leak, water heater leak, or a water supply leak.
Since most plumbing lines connect to the basement, the chances of having floods because of leaks are unsurprisingly high.
Obviously, if there are cracks around the basement, rainwater will find itself pouring down underground.
Additionally, water pressure accumulated over the ground could force moisture to your basement walls.
It would also be a good idea to check your windows for openings that could allow water to enter.
Rain is not the only cause of basement flooding. Snow and blizzards can also cause this problem during the cold season.
What You Can Do
Call for Professional Help
If you can help it, try to stop yourself from inspecting the basement on your own. It can be very dangerous and at the same time, you are exposing yourself to numerous health risks.
The problem is best left under the care of experts in the field.
If you really want to venture into the cause of your basement flooding, then it is important to be in full gear. Wear gloves, eye protection, and high boots to avoid water from making contact with your skin.
Turn Off the Power
If your washing machine and other household fixtures are powered by electricity, then you should cut the power connecting the basement to the main circuit.
Einstein Plumbing is a trusted plumbing company that provides efficient quality service for both residential and commercial areas. We cater to basement flooding, basement fixture installation, and general repair services for basement fixture issues. Call us now to book an appointment.