April Showers Bring Flooded Basements

After a long and snowy winter, we’ve reached spring! Just as winter has its annual issues, so does spring. The most common issue is the heavy April (and May!) showers combined with the melting of snow as temperatures warm up. As the local rivers and streams start to overflow, there is a strong likelihood that your drains will start to back up, and before you know it, you’ve got a flooded basement.

One great way for you to avoid this is by using the Flood-Guard. This device works like a check valve to seal off water back up that can be caused by an overloaded sewer. Once it’s placed in the drain, water flows through the Flood-Guard until the sewer begins to back up. When the sewer lines become flooded, a float rises to seal off the drain opening, preventing water from backing up into a basement area. The float maintains the seal until the water begins to recede.Flood Guard

Installation of a Flood-Guard takes just a few minutes and a screwdriver. Not only will it prevent property damage, but it will prevent costly and messy clean up jobs. The Flood-Guard is available in 2”, 3” and 4” sizes to accommodate most drains. This is a great way to avoid basement back-ups and keep your client worry free when the spring rains begin to fall.

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