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What is Water Backup and What Does it mean for my Shaker Heights Home?

8/11/2017 (Permalink)

Water backup can happen at anytime, anyplace, even if it's super inconvenient! Water can be extremely damaging to your home, it's much more than just a puddle. Let's see what a trusted insurance company, Liberty Mutual, has to say about 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”

Call SERVPRO of Beachwood and Cleveland Northeast today at 216-464-4498, we're always here to help! Let our professional team do the cleanup with the proper procedures to keep you, your Pepper Pike home, your University Heights small business, and Euclid commercial property safe.

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