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Guide to Heavy Rain & Your Basement

Basement looding & Water Damage Repair in Nashville, TN

When heavy rain falls, it can cause many problems for homeowners, especially if they have a basement. Flooding and water damage are some of the most common issues that come with heavy rain. These issues can lead to expensive repairs and can even put your health at risk. To save yourself from these headaches and expenses, follow our guide to heavy rain and your basement.

At United Structural Systems, we have been helping homeowners in Nashville, TN, and the surrounding areas for over 20 years with their basement and foundation issues. We have the knowledge and experience to help you with any basement flooding and water damage issues you have. Our basement waterproofing services are second to none and we have a solution for any issue you are experiencing. If you have a problem with a wet basement, give us a call today.


Call (615) 307-9510 or contact us online to schedule a free inspection and estimate for your basement waterproofing needs in Nashville, TN, and the surrounding areas.


How to Prevent a Wet Basement

  • Install a sump pump: A sump pump is essential for keeping your basement dry by pumping out water that collects in a pit. Install one promptly if you don't have it.
  • Install a sump pump alarm: A sump pump alarm alerts you if your sump pump fails, preventing potential basement flooding.
  • Install a battery backup sump pump: This backup system ensures your basement stays dry even during power outages by activating when the primary pump fails.
  • Install a drainage system: Direct water away from your home with a perimeter drainage system, reducing the risk of basement flooding.
  • Install a dehumidifier: Keep basement air dry to prevent mold and mildew growth and maintain a dry environment.
  • Seal basement walls and floors: Prevent water seepage and potential flooding by sealing basement walls and floors, also inhibiting mold growth.
  • Keep gutters clean: Avoid basement flooding by ensuring gutters are free of debris, allowing water to flow away from your home effectively.

What to Do If Your Basement Floods

If your basement floods, you need to act fast to prevent further damage. Here are some steps you should take if your basement floods.

1. Turn off the power If your basement floods, you should turn off the power to your home. This will help to prevent electrocution and other electrical issues.

2. Remove the water– Once the power is off, you should remove the water from your basement. You can do this by using a wet/dry vacuum or a sump pump. If you don’t have a sump pump, you can rent one from a local hardware store.

3. Dry out your basement– After you have removed the water from your basement, you should dry it out as quickly as possible. You can do this by using fans and dehumidifiers. If you don’t have fans or dehumidifiers, you can rent them from a local hardware store.

4. Clean up the mess Once your basement is dry, you should clean up the mess. This includes removing any damaged items and disinfecting your basement. If you have any mold or mildew, you should remove it as well. If you don’t feel comfortable cleaning up the mess yourself, you should hire a professional.

5. Prevent future flooding After you have cleaned up the mess, you should take steps to prevent future flooding. This includes installing a sump pump and a battery backup sump pump. You should also install a drainage system and keep your gutters clean.

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Contact Us

At United Structural Systems, we have been helping homeowners in Nashville, TN, and the surrounding areas for over 20 years with their basement and foundation issues. We have the knowledge and experience to help you with any basement flooding and water damage issues you have. Our basement waterproofing services are second to none and we have a solution for any issue you are experiencing. If you have a problem with a wet basement, give us a call today.


Call (615) 307-9510 or contact us online to schedule a free inspection and estimate for your basement waterproofing needs in Nashville, TN, and the surrounding areas.


 

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