Category Archives: Indoor Flooding

Rain in Seattle Causes More Than Flooding

This is an example of how water problems, whether from rain, broken pipes, or other sources can lead to far more than just wet floors. The flooding caused by heavy rains at the Fairview Christian School in Seattle a few weeks ago created an actual health hazard. Because the flooding caused anything connected to a drain to overflow, water started coming out of toilets and the drains themselves, bringing in unsanitary water and sludge. This clearly can cause health problems if not dealt with properly. In this case it was fortunate that the problem didn’t occur during the night so that it could be addressed right away. As we approach Fall it is a good idea to make sure you are prepared for the increased possibility of heavy rains as well as just being sure you are thinking about some of the other factors that...

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5 Common Problems Leading to Indoor Flooding

One of the worst problems leading to flooding is Mother Nature herself. We certainly don’t open the door and invite her in, but she seems to have a way of making her presence known whether we want a visit or not. Often times, her grand entrance into our homes comes through flooding caused by heavy rainfall, which leads to saturated soil and overflowing springs, creeks or rivers. According to the FEMA website’s ‘Flood Facts’ page, in the past 5 years, all 50 states have experienced floods or flash floods and most homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. You may want to check out more surprising facts at: https://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/flood_facts.jsp Putting nature aside, let’s take a look at the following, more common problems in regard to flooding. Full Septic Tank/Clogged Drain Pipes Debris Filled Rain Gutters Leaking Water Heaters Clogged Sink Drains Faulty Washing Machine Hose...

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