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Heavy Rain Affects Basement in Atlantic Highlands

7/18/2023 (Permalink)

a flooded concrete floor in a basement Water flooded the entire basement.

A basement can flood at any time, although flooding most often occurs during heavy rainfall. Basements are inherently prone to flooding because they are the lowest level of a building and are normally built partly or entirely below ground level. There are a number of reasons why your basement could flood, including: 

  • A blocked or failed sewer lateral pipe 
  • Heavy rain causes surface water to pool around your home
  • Storm sewer backup
  • Outside spigot break
  • Foundation drainage failure
  • Water supply-line break or hot-water tank failure.

SERVPRO of Middletown was onsite within an hour to inspect the damage and to begin the water extraction process. In less than four days, our team successfully dried the basement. Our crews always use advanced inspection and monitoring equipment to determine if your home’s structure is actually dry. We are experts in taking care of flooded basements.

If water damage is not handled quickly and properly, it can cause severe damage to your home’s structure, not to mention the potential harmful health effects of mold. Remember, the longer you wait, the greater the chance the water damage will compound. The flooding in this Atlantic Highlands home was caused by heavy rain runoff. Atlantic Highlands had flash flooding due to a heavy thunderstorm and it rushed into multiple homes.

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