Whether it’s water in your basement from a failed sump pump, a broken appliance, or a water line water is intrusive and can cause a lot of damage very quickly. Here are some helpful steps to take during summer months to avoid unwanted water in your home

  1. Check your supply lines. Look for cracks and leaking water in those lines. Supply lines should be replaced every 5 years.
  2. Never run your dishwasher overnight. Running your dishwasher while you are home and awake gives you the opportunity to minimize any damage should something go wrong.
  3. Check your water heater for leaks and signs of rust. Water heaters should be replaced at 10 to 15 year intervals.
  4. Check your sump pump. This should be replaced every 5 years. Make sure it cycles on and off on a regular interval.
  5. Use this nice weather to grade the area around the exterior of your property by sloping the drainage away from your property.

Make certain that the grade is below the lip of your foundation.

  1. Trim and clear out any growth near the foundation of your property. Plant life can hold water against your exterior. Make sure there is air circulation on your exterior.
  2. Extend your downspouts away from your property. Your roof is a large water collector, and downspouts can make certain that excess water has a chance to dissipate before putting hydrostatic pressure on your foundation.

These simple ideas can go a long way to making sure your summer is uninterrupted by unwanted water. In the event of unwanted water in your home, Restoration 1 of Fox Valley is ready to tackle any water disaster that might affect your property. Call us at 630-345-8678.