Thaw and Flooding – Spring Plumbing Problems

Most of us enthusiastically welcome the signs of Spring. However, homeowners know that warm rains and melting snow can cause major damage when you aren’t prepared, and sometimes even when you are! Keep reading for some helpful tips on dealing with those pesky April showers!

Do You Have a Sump Pump?

Sump pumps are one of the most common ways to help with flooding. We can install a sump basin to collect water that comes into your basement and a pump that will remove the water that has accumulated. This works year round to help prevent flooding, but is particularly useful this time of year.

The more often your sump pump is used the more important it is to conduct regular maintenance. Everyone should have their plumber look at their system at least once a year, but hard working systems may need to be checked more frequently. A sump pump doesn’t do you any good if it’s not functioning properly!

Other Ways to Prevent and Assist with Flooding

There are other things you can do besides, or in addition to, having a sump pump. Make sure your gutters are cleared of debris and in working order. Roof runoff water can be a major issue. It’s also a good idea to extend your gutter run off as far from your home as possible. You can also waterproof your home’s foundation and keep it updated to help prevent water damage.

Say No to Mold

A quick response to a flooding incident is critical to preventing mold and mildew growth in your home. This is especially important if you have damp carpet, drywall or other vulnerable materials in your home. Black mold is toxic and can have a negative impact on the health of you and your family.

Put Your Mind at Ease with Terry’s Plumbing

We are dedicated to helping you with your plumbing needs and we offer superb customer service. Get in touch with us today to let us know what we can help you with!