The hassles of a flooded basement. (Photo Credits)
Basement flooding can be very perilous especially when electricity is concerned.
An NBC Washington report for instance showed that a mother and daughter have been killed due to electrocution that may have emanated from their flooded basement.
“The basement of the home was saturated by water, and there was standing water in the stairwell leading to the basement, said Pete Piringer, a spokesman for Montgomery County Fire and Rescue. Police found a portable sump pump in the water near the victims, Montgomery County Police said in a statement. Police are investigating to see if the sump pump electrified the water.”
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WXYZ.com meantime illustrated just how frustrating basement flooding can be as residents of a township complained of flooding in their basements and crawl spaces that can be traced to their community drainage problem. Find water removal in Carlsbad Ca
“Wayne County tells us they are using a contractor to pump out water from several areas in the township, and will continue to do so as they work on a permanent solution. Residents say they’re worried about health issues and a bad smell in some of their homes.”
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Prevention is the key
Almanac.com meantime gave tips on how to prevent basement flooding.
“Installing gutters can help reduce the amount of water coming into the basement. And pointing (cementing the cracks of) an old stone foundation may help to limit the water that gets in.”
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Have you ever experienced basement flooding?