When your home experiences a plumbing failure, it can damage carpet, drywall, appliances, and stored personal possessions.
A plumbing failure is more likely to be covered by an insurance company than groundwater flooding damage.
The most common claims that insurance companies pay out on homeowner's policies are related to water-damaged homes.
This kind of damage can be extensive in walls, floors, and with everything stored within the flooded area. The mold that follows a flood can also have serious long-term health effects. If the damage is not addressed right away, it will worsen quickly, and can easily mount to a need for very expensive repairs.
While it's not practical to try to prevent every pipe, toilet, sink, tub, faucet, and other pieces of home plumbing from ever experiencing a leak, there are some simple, common-sense steps that can be taken to prevent some of the most common plumbing failures that occur.
At Foundation Systems of Michigan we suggest installing two simple, effective solutions for the most avoidable basement flooding causes. These add-ons will help you to have the best plumbing failure protection available for your basement space.
Sump pump systems can flood for many reasons, including clogged drains, frozen discharge lines, and pump burnout. Whether your sump pump has an issue or your home has a plumbing failure, you're going to want to know as soon as possible.
To help keep you informed of any potential floods, each of our systems has a built-in AquaStop® Water Alarm System included in its installation. This alarm will sound off when a flood occurs, letting you know right away of a pump failure or power outage. Our Elite 365™ Connect Wifi Module provides advanced remote monitoring. The system sends email or text notifications, allowing you to stay connected from anywhere, with no monthly fee.
Whether water from a flooded basement comes from the home's plumbing or from the earth around the foundation, the results are the same -- a wet basement, and damage to everything inside.
At Foundation Systems of Michigan, we want to help you keep your basement dry and flood free. To help you decide which options would work best for you, we offer free basement waterproofing quotes to all homeowners in our Michigan service area. To schedule your free, no-obligation quote, call or e-mail us today!
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