While the Detroit metropolitan area averages around 35 inches of rain per year, Detroit’s aging stormwater infrastructure is being overwhelmed to the point where some neighborhoods have experienced flooded basements several times in recent years. All it takes is one major rainfall and basement flooding can occur.
A broken or underpowered sump pump does not have the capacity to remove excess water from your basement. This can lead to a disaster when heavy rain falls or winter snow melts. The groundwater will rise causing a broken or failed sump pump to fill with water, flooding a basement. The water will then pool in the lowest spots on the floor of the basement, gradually rising and causing significant damage.
Basement flooding due to a non-working or underpowered sump pump will ruin any items you have stored there. The damage to the structure of the home itself could be even more severe if not cleaned up properly. The team of professionals at weDRY will clean up your basement so that any long-term structure damage or adverse health impacts are mitigated.
Did you know that sump pump coverage typically needs to be added to your traditional home insurance policy at your request? These additions, or Riders as they are referred to, are usually limited to a certain monetary value.
Make sure you consider the cost of the water damage cleanup in addition to your personal contents that may be damaged as well as any reconstruction that may be necessary, in order to get your basement back to a pre-loss condition.
Schedule a call today with your insurance agent to make sure you have the proper coverage in case of a major water loss such as a sump pump failure.