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Causes of a Flooded Basement in Fairlawn, Ohio

9/20/2022 (Permalink)

basement water A Fairlawn home experienced a flooded basement after a severe storm. The SERVPRO crews quickly restored their home.

A flooded basement can occur any day or any time of the year. A basement can flood from weather related events such as a heavy rainfall or rapid snowmelt to older homes from dilapidated pipes or even the location of the home near a body of water.

Below are other causes from basement flooding:

  • Foundation cracks
  • Broken basement windows
  • Poor-draining window wells
  • Sewer system problems
  • Sump pump problems
  • Improperly sealed basement walls
  • House located at the bottom of a slope
  • Weeping tile blockage
  • Overflowing rain gutters
  • Improper downspout locations
  • Appliance leaks
  • Overflowing toilet or bathtub
  • Drainage system failure
  • Water heater failure

Proper home maintenance can prevent many of the above problems and could help save you in future water claims. For example, checking rain gutters and removing all debris. Sealing any cracks in your foundation as well as having your old pipes checked by a certified plumber to help prevent any leaking or breaking. For homes that sit on a slope, add landscaping or drainage pits to help reroute any excess water.

Call SERVPRO of West Akron for a Flooded Basement in Fairlawn, Ohio

If you have a water or flood damage to your home or business, SERVPRO of West Akron has emergency services 24 hours a day – 7 days a week! Our crews are highly trained to remove the damaged materials and begin the restoration process using specialized equipment to determine the wet areas, extracting any standing water and placing fans and dehumidifiers to remove all excess moisture to restore your home to "Like it never even happened."

Call SERVPRO of West Akron your local water restoration and cleanup company at 330-867-5723!

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