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Cleaning your home after a flood is hard enough without having to pump floodwater out of your basement. Floodwater must be pumped out of the basement quickly lest the water seeps into your home’s foundation. 

Dealing with a flooded basement is annoying, not to mention costly. But floods aren’t the only cause of a flooded basement; there may be a broken pipe or runoff water from your garden might be leaking from cracks. 

Having an idea on what the possible factors causing flooding in your basement are can help you quickly fix the situation and prevent it from happening again in the future. Gutter Helmet® of Piedmont, your go-to company for gutter covers, lists them and shares some tips on making sure your basement won’t get flooded again below. 

Switch Off the Power 

Before you look for the source of the leaks, turn off the main power switch first. Electrical sockets may have been submerged. 

Listed below are the possible sources of the leaks: 

  • Cracks in the foundation wall – Wall cracks may be the source of the leaks, especially if your basement is located right next to your garden. It’s best to have a contractor inspect your basement for these kinds of issues, as this might be a sign of a more serious structural issue. The cracks and leaks, for example, may have been caused by a sloping landscape that deposited water around your basement walls. 
  • Blocked Window Well Drains – There’s also a chance that debris is blocking the drain in your window well. 
  • Jammed Gutters – Rainwater may have been splashing onto your pavement and spilling over into your basement because of debris clogging up the gutters. 

Clogged gutters are a more common problem than you think since not a lot of homeowners have the time to clean their gutters often. If you’re on a tight schedule, maybe it’s time to invest in gutter covers

Gutter covers prevent foliage and other debris from entering your gutters, keeping it clog-free and working properly. Gutter Helmet of Piedmont offers premium gutter protection products. For inquiries, call us at (844) 204-1015 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Charlotte, North Carolina.