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Addressing Basement Flooding in Coon Rapids

11/12/2020 (Permalink)

Addressing Basement Seepage and Sump Pump Failure

There are many reasons why your Coon Rapids, Anoka, Columbia Heights or other Minneapolis-area basement might take on water. When it happens, it's vital to get the problem assessed and addressed right away to protect your home, your family and your health. Learn about damage from basement seepage and sump pump failure and how you can take care of the problem quickly with the right professional help.

Sump Pump Failure

Sump pumps are a vital piece of equipment in areas with high water tables. Unfortunately, they also tend to be powered by electricity, and bad storms can cause your power to go out. When that happens, sump pumps can back up, and the water can end up in your basement. Alternately, just like any mechanical or electrical equipment, the pumps eventually wear out as they get old. Either way, it's important to get the issue fixed to avoid bad flooding.

Basement Seepage

Basement seepage refers to water that comes in from areas that are supposed to keep it out. Two of the most common causes of basement seepage include backed-up drains and poor foundations. Most basements have a floor drain designed to move water away from the house. It can become clogged with dirt, with roots growing through the pipes or even by the pipes getting crushed or rusting out. Sometimes the drain can be cleared; other times it may need to be replaced.

In addition, foundations that are old or cracked can open holes or pores that allow water to seep through the wall into your basement. Repairing and sealing these issues can keep you dry, help to prevent mold and keep your house sturdy.

Call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids/Central Anoka County

SERVPRO will respond faster to any disaster. If you've got flooding in your basement, we're ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to respond to your call and get the problem fixed. Call us at 763-712-9712 to get started today. 

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