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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Lake Effect Rain in Northwest Indiana

3/4/2019 (Permalink)

This photo shows a home affected by the recent storms. Our crews had to remove the affected drywall and flooring because the ejector pump failed.

Its the beginning of the rainy season in Northwest Indiana. Don't forget to check your basement periodically to make sure that your sump pump and ejector pump are working and keeping up with the increased amount of rain. Lake effect rain can make a small storm swell into a large one and drop several extra inches of rain in a short period of time. This extra rain can quickly overwhelm your drainage system resulting in a wetter-than-desired basement. There are several steps you can take to prevent your basement from being flooded. Make sure you have a sump pump installed, along with a backup. Keep a generator on-hand in case your power goes out, so that you can keep your sump pump powered during heavy rainstorms. Keep your gutters clear and make sure downspouts are directing water away from your foundation.

If all else fails and your basement does flood, give us a call at 219-779-7577 to remove the water and dry your home so that you do end up with mold.

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