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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:03 am 
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Basements are inherently prone to flooding. Basement flooded sewage is the worst thing that can ever happen to a home. Flooding can occur at any time. It mainly occurs during big rains. If something like that is happening, at first, you have to determine if it is the local waste produced in your home that is blocking the drain. Blockage can also occur if a portion of the line is broken.

In some cases, the sewer system can become clogged. People without realizing it will keep on flushing the toilets and running taps. When this happens the water will start to back up into any empty pipe it can find including the pipes that provide drainage from nearby areas. Any pipe without backwater valve will allow sewage to rise up and flood the basement

A sewer backup can cause a great amount of damage to the home. Hence it is always advisable to install a backwater valve with the help of professional plumbers, that automatically senses the reverse flow (water flowing the wrong direction and back into your home) in your main line and completely closes it off from the sewer system outside. This prevents your basement drain backing up.

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:15 am 
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Interesting topic for a boat site - but wait! sCo_hmmthink Actually this IS somewhat boating related...

A lot of basements (and some crawl spaces) have a sump pump powered by house AC current. But what happens in a big storm (hurricane, etc.) when the power goes off? The pump won't work and you've got water on the rise. So here's the boat connection: put a 12V bilge pump with a float switch in your sump, connected to a 12V battery with a battery tender/trickle charger. Set the float switch to turn the bilge pump on at a level just above where the AC pump comes on. Run the outlet hose outside the house (usually will follow the AC pump outlet). That way, if the power is out, or if the AC pump fails, you've got your trusty DC powered boat bilge pump to save the day! Total cost is about $150, but that's cheap compared to flooding. sSig_cool2

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Post Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 11:22 am 
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What are these basements you speak of? :rolleyes:

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