The snow just keeps on coming! This winter has dumped an incredible amount of snow on our region, with towns in and around the Cape Cod region reporting near records amount of the white stuff blanketing the ground.
If you’re into a picturesque scenery, you couldn’t ask for a better situation. However, if you’re a Cape Cod homeowner, you might be eying the drifts with more than a little nervousness.
All of that snow has to melt eventually. Where is it going to go?
It is, of course, our fervent hope that every drop of snow melt-off goes safely into storm drains and away from Cape Cod homes and garages. But sometimes that water finds its way into basements, and that can be a problem.
What Happens When Your Basement Floods?
Water in your basement can do a lot of damage. Carpeting, flooring, and furniture can all be ruined. Any possessions you keep down there can suffer from being exposed to water. Electrical and mechanical systems, so essential for your home’s functioning, aren’t made to be submerged under water.
Many homes have sump pumps to handle a little bit of water in the basement. But if the sump pump doesn’t work, or if the pump becomes overwhelmed, you need basement pump out services. Basement pump out services remove all of the water from your basement, quickly and effectively.
Water damage remediation addresses the damage done by flood waters. Don’t assume anything is a total loss until you talk with the pros: advances in carpet and rug cleaning mean that your floors can look like they never even got wet. Upholstered furniture can be cleaned and, along with other surfaces in the flooded area, treated with a chemical that inhibits mold and mildew growth.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The time is now to make sure your sump pump is prepared for the spring thaw. Flooded basements can happen to the best of us: if it does, call for basement pump out services right away!