WOBURN, Mass., April 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With spring showers approaching the Northeast, Addarios Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electrical, a leading HVAC and plumbing company serving Middlesex County since 1998, recommends homeowners to take preventative steps in reducing the chances of flooding damages to their basements. Taking precautions can save Middlesex County residents hundreds of dollars in damage that might occur from improper maintenance and preparation.
"Springtime can cause a lot of damage for homeowners. The heavy rains and storms often leave homeowners unprepared and flooding damage can occur," said Steven Addario Jr., president and owner of Addario's. "A basement flood can cost someone around $500 to $1,500 in repairs. More severe cases can cost up to $10,000 so flood proofing can save a lot of money."
Below are Addario's tips that homeowners can use to prevent flood damage:
Backflow valves – Professionally installing backflow valves is a rather inexpensive investment to make sure a homeowner's basement is flood proof. Used in drainage lines, these are absolutely essential to control the water that can collect and overflow in a sewer behind a house.
Sump pumps – Another way to prevent flood proofing is with a sump pump. These devices send water away from a house to a place such as a storm drain or dry well. Sump pumps should be placed at the lowest point of a basement and will turn on when any sign of water begins to collect.
Installing backflow valves and sump pumps should be installed or at least inspected by an expert service technician to maximize safety. It's not recommended that homeowners install these devices because of the potential for damage and voided warranties.
If flooding does occur in basement, contact a professional immediately. Leaving water that has overflowed into a basement will only cause more damage.
Trusted professional service technicians such as the experts at Addario's have helped numerous Middlesex County residents save money on repairs by preparing homes for the Northeast spring's hard rainfall.
For more information about basement flooding protection tips, visit www.addarios.com.
About Addario's Plumbing Heating Cooling & Electrical
Addario's offers a wide array of services in the areas of heating and cooling, plumbing, drain cleaning, and electrical solutions, including 24-hour emergency assistance for more than 30,000 commercial and residential customers in the Massachusetts market. In addition, has expanded services for turnkey bathroom remodels and more. Family-owned and operated, Addario's was established by Steven Addario, Jr., in 1998. The company is recognized as the leading trusted choice as it is built upon customer satisfaction, reliability, safety, and ethical business practices. To learn more, visit www.addarios.com.