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3 Ways to Prevent Water From Getting Into Your Basement This Spring

3/26/2015 (Permalink)

Water Damage 3 Ways to Prevent Water From Getting Into Your Basement This Spring Water can seep into a basement from many different places!

It’s been a mild winter in Coon Rapids, Anoka, Blaine, Elk River and all throughout Minnesota but that doesn’t mean your basement still isn’t at risk of flooding this spring.  One major storm is all it takes to saturate the ground and cause problems for anyone not prepared.

At SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County, our technicians are specialists at water remediation, water removal and water clean-up from basements.  We are on call 24 hours a day to help if you need us.  But follow the below tips to reduce the chances of having a problem!

1. If you have a below grade sump pump, take the cover off the well and make sure it is free of debris.  It is also a good idea to test it to make sure it is still operational after the winter.  To do this, you can remove the cover from the basket, and raise the float valve to simulate water entering the sump pump well.  The pump should turn on automatically.

2. Inspect your gutters.  They should be free of leaves, twigs and mud and all the down spouts should point away from your house. 

3. If you have a septic tank, spring is a great time to have it cleaned.  A clean septic tank will do a much better job standing up to any strong rainfalls and will have a smaller chance of becoming clogged.

Please click on the below link for more information on water removal from your basement or call us at: 651-631-0071:

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