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November 9, 2018
Most of the time, the water in your house is much appreciated. Take a pot of boiling spaghetti, a hot shower, or a load of laundry spinning in the washing machine, for example. The moment water enters your basement, however, you know you’ve got a problem on your hands.
Fortunately, the plumbing team at Princeton Air has you covered should a plumbing emergency ever arise in your basement.
Even a Little Basement Water Is a Problem
The basement is the most common site for indoor moisture issues. Water often infiltrates basements due to poor insulation and unsealed cracks in the foundation, resulting in high humidity. It may also enter the basement due to:
Dripping from a leaky faucet
Flooding from a broken pipe
Poor drainage around the house
Blocked gutter system
A malfunctioning water heater
A broken sump pump
What to Do When Your Basement Floods
Whatever the cause of your basement flooding, you should know that even a little basement water is a problem. Removing the water from the basement and running a dehumidifier may temporarily relieve your water woes, but it’s important to pinpoint the root cause of incoming water to prevent future flooding.
At the first sign of water, be sure to contact a plumbing specialist who can diagnose and repair the issue.
Protect Your Basement with Plumbing Services from Princeton Air
As central New Jersey’s local plumbing experts, we have you covered when your basement floods. We offer a wide array of plumbing services, including:
Have basement flooding that needs to be addressed immediately? Get emergency service from Princeton. One phone call, and we’ll be there to help you assess the situation.
Sump pump installation & repair
Sump pumps are designed to pump out excess water that accumulates in the sump basement, keeping your basement free of floods and moisture problems. If you don’t yet have a sump pump installed in your home, we can help you choose and install the right sump pump — whether that’s a city water powered model or a battery backup powered model for emergencies. We also offer repairs and maintenance for sump pumps.
WAGS valve installation
The Water and Gas Safety (WAGS) valve is designed to shut off the water supply when your water heater leaks, protecting your home from water damage and potential gas leakage. We offer WAGS valve installation on all models of water heaters.