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is a good chance many people will have to deal with basement flooding as
temperatures rise this week, but there are some things you can do now to
protect your home from flooding.
can cause thousands of dollars in damage. If it happens to you, you might end
up calling Wojo's Heating/AC and Plumbing to take care of it, but on Wednesday
Wojo's ran into a problem of their own.
line that the sump pump pumps into has frozen underground, all the way out to
the creek," explained Tom Wojciechowski.
caused their garage to flood. Wojciechowski says there was no way to prevent
that, but there are some things homeowners can do to protect their basements.
thing is to shovel snow away from the home. And he suggests getting a back up
for your pump.
you don't have a battery back-up or some type of back-up sump pump, you really
need to get one," he said. "That's probably one of the most important things."
your basement does end up flooding, Wojciechowski says you should first check
the circuit breaker on your sump pump, then make sure it's plugged in properly.
Finally, check the ground fault switches to make sure your sump pump is
have to find the root of the problem," he said.
all else fails, you should contact a plumber or the guys at Wojo's to get the