INDIANAPOLIS, Ind - The rain that’s been falling recently has many people guarding their homes against flooding right now.
Water restoration businesses we spoke with say they are busy cleaning up flooded basements and property around central Indiana.
Homes in low areas and those that have water seeping through the foundation are at risk, but there are a few simple things you can do right now to help.
Make sure your sump pump is working and has a battery backup in case your power goes out.
Experts tell us a broken sump pump is a common cause of basement flooding.
Also, make sure your gutters are clear and your downspouts are attached.
“With the rain last week, if your basement got a couple of inches of water and you could identify the problem because you had a downspout that was broken that’s going right against your foundation and it’s a simple fix,” Andrew Sullivan from Sullivan Hardware.
You should try to keep your down spouts 3 to 5 feet away from the foundation of the home.
Downspout extenders are a quick and easy way to help keep the rain away from your home.
If your basement has major flooding, call a water restoration business immediately.