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Basement Flooding -Bellingham, MA

5/15/2017 (Permalink)

This homeowners basement flooded after heavy rains

With spring approaching, for some homeowners this is a time when basements flood. Here's how to deal with a flooded basement from seasonal rain and melting snow.

According to Flood Smart a 1000 square foot home flooded with a mere 1' of water can lead to over $10,000 worth of damage. Most basements flood for the following reason.

Burst pipes, sudden downpours a copious amount of melting snow, broken gutters, leaky windows, damaged foundations, sudden removal of large trees near your home etc... 

What can you do to prevent a basement flood? 

Check your pipes, look for any area that may look like there is corrosion. If you see cracks in your foundation get it fixed. Seal or replace basement windows. Check downspouts so that they are away from the house. 

If you have suffered a flooded basement give SERVPRO of Franklin/Walpole at 508-533-5305

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