When your home experiences a plumbing failure, it can damage carpet, drywall, appliances, and stored personal possessions.
A plumbing failure is more likely to be covered by an insurance company than groundwater flooding damage.
The most common claims that insurance companies pay out on homeowner's policies are related to water-damaged homes.
This kind of damage can be extensive in walls, floors, and everything stored within the flooded area. The mold that follows a flood can also have serious long-term health effects. If the damage is not addressed right away, it can worsen quickly and lead to very expensive repairs.
While it's not practical to try to prevent every piece of home plumbing - whether pipe, toilet, sink, tub, or faucet - from ever experiencing a leak, there are some simple, common-sense steps that can be taken to prevent some of the most common plumbing failures that occur.
At John's Waterproofing we suggest installing two simple, effective solutions for the most avoidable basement flooding causes. These add-ons will help you to have the best plumbing failure protection available for your basement space.
We have simple, common-sense solutions for preventing the most common causes of plumbing leaks in basement spaces.
To schedule your free, no-obligation basement waterproofing quote, call or e-mail us today! We're proud to serve Vancouver WA, Eugene, Portland, Beaverton, Salem OR, the surrounding areas of Longview WA, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Gresham, Bend, Corvallis, Albany, Springfield OR, and many nearby areas.
Sump pump systems can flood for many reasons, including clogged drains, frozen discharge lines, and pump burnout. Whether your sump pump has an issue or your home has a plumbing failure, you're going to want to know as soon as possible.
To help keep you informed of any potential flooding, each of our systems has a built-in WaterWatch® Sump Pump Alarm included in its installation. This alarm will sound off when a flood occurs, letting you know right away. Our newest systems include the option of tying into many home alarm systems for ultra protection-- so you receive a phone call when the alarm sounds off.
Our sump pumps also include a floor drain with a unique ball-and-cup design. When water from the floor enters the drain, the ball floats, and the water flows through. When the water is gone, the ball returns to the bottom of the drain, sealing the opening from humidity and odors that would otherwise rise up from the sump pit.
A water heater has a lifespan of approximately 7 years. When water heaters begin to fail, they can lead to significant leaking on your basement floor.
Over the course of your home's life, you will need to replace your home's water heater several times. An average water heater system lasts about seven years before needing replacement.
Because all water heaters are designed to automatically refill themselves, a failed water heater will leak for as long as it has access to a water supply. In extreme cases, we've seen several feet of flooded water on the floor when a water heater system has failed.
We recommend installing the FloodRing™ Water Heater Flood Protection System to protect your home from water heater floods.
The FloodRing® system includes a 4" PVC ring that's designed to collect water from your water heater, where it is then directed to your perimeter drain.
Combine the FloodRing™ with our WaterWatch® Alarm, which can be placed inside of the system for ultra protection. As with our sump pump alarm, it will sound off if it detects water, and can also be hooked up to some home alarm systems.
More about our water heater flood protection.
Whether water from a flooded basement comes from the home's plumbing or from the earth around the foundation, the results are the same -- a wet basement and damage to everything inside.
At John's Waterproofing, we want to help you keep your basement dry and flood-free. To help you decide which options would work best for you, we offer free basement waterproofing quotes to all homeowners in our Oregon service area. To schedule your free, no-obligation quote, call or e-mail us today!
We proudly serve Salem, Beaverton, Eugene, Portland OR, Vancouver WA, surrounding areas such as Hillsboro, Gresham, Springfield, Corvallis, Albany, Lake Oswego, Bend OR, Longview WA, and nearby.
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