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from Whole New Mom

This Water Alarm is Possibly the Best $12 I Ever Spent

I'd never heard of water alarms, but am so glad I finally did. See how this small $12 purchase saved our basement and a TON of money.


Basement Waterproofing. This would fix our flooding basement, now we just have to wait until we have 1500 bucks extra to get the stuff :-)


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from The Family Handyman

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget

It's easy to forget about your sump pump, but it's important to make sure it's in good working order. If you don't, you could end up like the homeowner who returned from a weekend trip to discover his entire basement floor covered in 1/2 in. of water. After shutting down the power, he waded over to the sump pump and noticed it wasn't working. Upon closer inspection, he realized that the cable attached to the float must have gotten tangled somehow. It took him two seconds to untangle the…

from The Family Handyman

Modify a Floor Drain to Prevent Flooding

An inexpensive backwater valve installed in a basement floor drain can prevent major flooding problems caused by a blocked or overloaded sewage pipe. Installation is usually easy.

from Popular Mechanics

8 Smart Tips for Fixing Flooded Basements

To protect against future flooding, check with a plumber to have a backwater valve installed, because it sounds like your home currently does not have one.