With 2″ Inches Of Rain Possible Follow These Tips To Avoid A flooded Basement…..
- Sump pump, be sure it is operating correctly today;
- Check that your roof gutters and drains are clean and free of snow and ice;
- During heavy rain listen for a gurgling drain, that may indicate a drain or sewer that is starting to plug up;
- Gurgling drain can also indicate roots in sewer, and that is something you want to check into ASAP to avoid a flooded basement;
- Be sure to check the city surface grates too, they are sometimes clogged with snow and ice which prevents them from taking in the heavy rain waters! (Which can give YOU a flooded basement…)
Real-time radar loop: https://radar.weather.gov/Conus/centgrtlakes_loop.php
The approaching weather we’re expecting has the potential to cause heavy rain and a flooded basement or flooded streets. In addition, high winds may cause power outages; remember if you lose power your sump pump will not operate unless you have installed a backup sump pump.
So unless you want to see our smiling face be sure to keep an eye on the “water” and make sure it is flowing away from your home or building.