What exactly is a water backup?
“Water backup occurs when the water around the foundation of your home exceeds the capacity of removal systems to drain it. It can occur from surface water seeping into foundation walls or sewer systems overflowing up through drains in the basement.
Preventing Water Backup
Maintain gutters and downspouts, keeping them free of debris and leaves and repairing them if they are sagging
Inspect your gutters' capacity - after fifteen minutes of heavy rain, if water overflows the gutters, install additional downspouts
Extend downspouts at least ten feet away from the house
Adjust landscaping and irrigation so that water flows away from the foundation”
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