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How to Prevent a Nasty Basement Flood

As many people have found out from the recent superstorm Sandy, serious basement flooding is no laughing matter.  When water gets into your basement, it causes a lot of financial and emotional stress, and in extreme cases can alter your life.  And while there isn’t a lot you can do if a megastorm comes calling, you can prevent basement flooding from regular heavy rain or melting snow if you follow some basic guidelines.

Seal Up Holes

Holes and cracks in the foundation of a home are some of the primary culprits when it comes to basement leaks and flooding during storms.  It’s important to have a proper home inspection when you first purchase a home, and also have the foundation checked for problems if you’ve been living in your house for a while.

Basement windows are another area where water may get in, especially if they have older wooden frames that have rotted.  If you have older basement windows, consider an upgrade to vinyl or aluminum to keep water out.

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What Type of Drain Cleaning Equipment Should I Use?

If you live anywhere that has running water, you know how troublesome it is when drains become sluggish and slow, or even completely blocked.  It can certainly put a damper on your daily activities, depending on which drain is affected.

It’s wise to keep some basic drain cleaning equipment on hand, for when these inevitable clogs and back ups threaten to disrupt your day.  Here are some good choices:

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Unclogging Drains the Right Way

Despite your best preventative efforts, every homeowner has to face a clogged drain every now and again.  When you think of how often the various drains in the typical home are used, you’d think it would happen even more than it does.


The Plunger
Even though calling in a professional plumber will solve your clogs, it probably isn’t necessary for minor clogs.  Whether it’s in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, be prepared and keep it simple.

A standard-issue plunger is definitely one of the most unglamorous pieces of equipment you’ll use in your DIY efforts.  However, it is one of the simplest and most effective pieces of equipment you will use, and it works for most small to medium clogs in sinks, tubs, showers or toilets.

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Our 5 Most Requested Plumbing and Drain Services

With over 10 years in the plumbing repair industry, we’ve seen many plumbing issues small and large. Here are the top 5 plumbing and drain services ExpressRooter performs for homeowners like you:
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1.      Leaks
We’ve all had a leaky faucet, drain pipe or toilet in our home at some point in our lives. Express Rooter’s plumbers are often called to residential homes to stop leaks fast. This is where our 24 hour emergency services come in handy! If you find a leak and can’t stop it yourself, contact us right away before the leak can cause extensive – and expensive – damage to your floors or walls. A call to a plumber can save you money in the long run.

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