Flooded Basement

Basements are vulnerable to {flooding|flood}, {because|since} they’re {built|constructed} partially if not {fully|completely} below ground. {For this reason|Because of this}, basement floods can {occur|happen} {outside|out} of rainy seasons and {rapid|quick} snow melts {at any time|anytime} of year, even {when|if} the weather conditions are dry. There are {several|lots of} causes of basement flooding, {ranging|which range} from weather to burst pipes and drainage {issues|difficulties}.

Identifying the causes of a flooded basement can help you prepare your home and {ensure|make certain} {that |}your basement is {safe|protected} from water damage. {Here|Below} are {some|a few} of the most {common|frequent} causes of water in basements and what you can do if {you are|you’re} in need of flooded basement {restoration|recovery }.

Most Common Causes Of Basement Flooding

Most Common Causes Of Basement Flooding

A flooded basement can be a nightmare. {Knowing|Understanding} and preempting the most {common|frequent} causes {for|of} basement flooding is the {best|most effective} preventative measure you can take to {keep|prevent} that nightmare from becoming a reality. Common basement {flooding|flood} causes include:

  • Improper sealing on the {flooring|floor} and walls
  • Drainage tile {failure|collapse }
  • Improperly installed downspouts
  • Debris {in|from} the gutters (eavestroughs)
  • Water supply line failure (broken, cracked or {clogged|obstructed} pipes)
  • {Hot|hot} water tank {failure|collapse }
  • Sump pump failure

Poor Basement Sealing

When a {home|residence} is {constructed|assembled}, the {basement|cellar} tiles and {foundation|base} {need|have} to be sealed properly. This is {especially|particularly} important in areas {that|which} are prone to heavy rain, hurricanes, or other severe weather events. Hurricanes bring with them violent wind storms and {plenty|a good deal} of rain that may {lead to|result in} a flooded basement. 

{Additionally|Furthermore}, areas that are {prone|vulnerable} to snow are {in danger|at risk} of melting snow seeping {into|to} a {poorly|badly} sealed {basement|cellar} and causing flooding. If sealing {is not|isn’t} done or {done|completed} incorrectly, water will {begin|start} to seep into the basement from the ground {over|with} time. If your basement floods during {all or most|most or all} rainstorms, this {may|might} be the cause.

Drainage Tile Failure

Every home should have a drainage system {built|constructed} around the {building|construction} to help {ensure|make sure} that water moves away from and {doesn’t|does not} seep into the {home|house}. If the tile drainage system {has been|was} installed incorrectly or fails, the {basement|cellar} may experience flooding, especially during heavy rains. To determine if this is the {root cause|origin} of your {flooding|flood} basement, {it’s|it is} {necessary|crucial} to have a {specialist|professional} come out and {perform|carry out} an inspection.

Improperly Installed Downspouts

The {purpose|objective} of the downspout is to direct water away from the {home|house} and its {foundation|base}. Downspouts should be at least five to six feet away from the basement wall and drain away from the {home|house}, usually towards the {street|road} or backyard. If your downspouts are {broken or missing|missing or broken}, water will pool {next to|beside} {the|your} house and can seep slowly into the {basement|cellar} or pour in through cracks in the foundation.

Clogged Gutters Due TO Debris

Improperly Installed Downspouts

Like the downspouts, gutters or eaves troughs are {essential|crucial} to divert water away from the {home|house} to keep the basement dry. If your {home|house} is near trees, your gutters may become clogged with fallen leaves, twigs, seed pods and other debris. Debris impedes water from moving off the roof, through the downspout and away from the {home|house}. 

Make|Be} {sure|certain} {to|you} regularly clean the gutters as part of your regular routine maintenance program to {avoid|prevent} any {problems|issues} with water collecting {on|in} your roof. This can be as {simple|easy} as {removing|eliminating} any fallen leaves or twigs in spring, but you {may|might} need the {help|support} of an expert to {ensure|make certain} that all debris is removed safely.

Overflowing gutters {will|may} also cascade water down the sides of the {home|house} where it can {pool and seep|float and pool} into the basement. {About|Approximately} 15 minutes after a storm, go out and check to {see|find out} if your gutters are directing water away from your {home|house} and not overflowing. Any overflowing water {may|can} seep into your {foundation|base} and cause damage. During a particularly heavy storm, you {may|might} also {have|need} to {deal with|handle} a flooded basement floor {as a result|consequently}. Call a professional if you suspect your gutters are overflowing and are in need of repair.

Water Supply Line, Hot Water Tank And Sump Pump Failure

Your basement has three {potential|possible} sources for {flooding|flood} contained {within it|inside}: the water supply line (your {pipes|plumbing }), hot water tank and the sump {pump,|pump, even} if your {home|house} has one. Any time one of {these|them} is damaged or breaks, a {basement|cellar} can flood. 

A water supply line may break {because of|due to} aging pipes, shoddy workmanship or frozen pipes that {ultimately|finally} {crack and burst|burst and crack}. Both hot water tanks and sump pumps should be inspected annually to {check|test} for failing equipment. 

Other {potential|possible} causes {for|of} basement flooding include sewage backup and {whether|if} the {home|house} sits in a low spot of the {property|house}. All homes {need|will need} to be built on the property’s highest point to {reduce|decrease} the {risk for|danger of} basement flooding.

Location Of Your Home

If your {yard|lawn} or the {land|property} around your home {does not|doesn’t} slope away from your {home|house}, you {may|might} be more likely to have a flooded basement. Your {home|house} benefits from being located in {an area|a region} where no {excess|extra} water from storms, melting snow, or other natural weather patterns will {cause|lead to} water damage. If you {notice|discover} any depressions around your {property|house} where water may {pool,|pool, then} fill them {in |}with a clay-type soil. This will help level the lower areas around your {home|house} and {may|can} {help|assist} in directing water away from your {home|dwelling}.

The {problem|issue} may not {only |}be in your {backyard|garden}. If there are any large {hills|slopes} or areas around your {property|house}, you {may|might} be in danger of a flooded {basement|cellar}. Contact a professional to help you determine what {can|could} be done to {help|assist} you {avoid|stay away from} water in your basement {during|in} a storm.

Avoid Costly Home Damage From Basement Flooding

By identifying the {causes|source} of water damage in basements, you can {avoid|prevent} the need for flood restoration {services|solutions}. {However,|But} weather is unpredictable, and it can be {difficult|tricky} to {avoid|prevent} water {in|from} your basement in {an emergency|a crisis} such as a broken water heater or a leaking or burst pipe.

The professionals {at|in} Leons Carpet Cleaning have seen the {full|entire} {range|assortment} of basement flooding causes. We’ll answer your call 24/7/365 if your basement floods and {take care of|deal with} everything from the water extraction and drying process to mold remediation as needed.

Flooded Basement Cleanup And Restoration

Flooded Basement Cleanup And Restoration

Too many homeowners have descended their {basement|cellar} steps to {find|locate} a pool of {murky|muddy} water. Water follows the path of least resistance, finding {cracks and holes|holes and cracks} through basement walls. 

Flooding can {often|frequently} {be attributed to|result from} insufficient drainage around basement walls, heavy rains, a faulty sump pump, or a combination of {these|those} {factors|variables}.

Leons Carpet Cleaning is {highly|exceptionally} trained in water damage restoration including basement and crawlspace flooding. They have the experience, expertise, and equipment to remove the water and dry your {basement|cellar} {properly|correctly}. 

Their water removal and drying {process|procedure} emphasize {monitoring and documentation|documentation and monitoring} to {validate|confirm} your property is dry.

  • 24 Hour Emergency Service
  • {Faster|Quicker} to Any Size Disaster
  • Highly Trained Water Damage Restoration {Specialists|Experts }
  • Locally Owned and Operated

24 Hour Emergency Water Removal {Service|Services }

Basements can flood {day or night|night or day}, on weekends and even holidays, and {that’s|that is} why Leons Carpet Cleaning {offer|provide} 24 emergency service, 365 days {a|per} year. You can expect an immediate response time, {day or night|night or day}.

Highly Trained Water Restoration {Specialists|Experts }

As water damage {specialists|experts}, Leons Carpet Cleaning has the {expertise|experience} and advanced training that {enable|allow} them to {get|receive} your basement dried {properly|correctly} and any affected {belongings|possessions} {cleaned and dried|dried and cleaned}. They use scientific drying principles and {provide|supply} validation and documentation {that |}your {property|house} is dry and the job is complete. Learn about water damage training/certificates.

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This location is known as the Abandoned Flooded Mansion, it’s a large estate home in a very Prestigious Neighbourhood, from the outside it looks normal, even most of the inside is in nice condition except for some hefty damage in the main foyer and dining room…..and well….the entire basement, which is entirely flooded

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This detached luxury home has 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 2 kitchens, an intercom system through the entire home, a large and bright foyer and a beautiful staircase as you enter the home.  The home has an attached three car garage, hardwood flooring all throughout, and is listed at a value of over ,000,000.

My guess is the water pipes burst during the colder months and due to neglect on behalf of whomever still owns this property, it went unchecked until it was far too late to do anything about it!

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