Reduce Your Risk of Basement Flooding

Follow these 5 quick steps to reduce your risk of basement flooding:

1) Never pour fats, oils, or grease down your drains

2) Tree roots can block sewer lines, so contact a plumber to inspect your sewer lines if water drains slowly

3) Reduce your home water usage during heavy rains or quick snow-melting periods

4) Keep the storm sewer grates on your street clear of yard waste, leaves, garbage, or ice and snow

5) Clean and maintain your eavestroughs and downspouts regularly, and direct downspouts well away from the foundation of your home