BASEMENT FLOODING PREVENTION

May 08, 2014

By Bob Komsic

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Toronto sewers are designed for most storms but we’re experiencing more severe weather with higher rainfall levels over a shorter amount of time – which can lead to flooding.

All you have to do is go back to the deluge of last July 8th.

Yet a new survey by the city shows the number of homeowners very concerned about basement flooding has gone down the last three years.

While renovating the kitchen and bathrooms are considered top upgrades for homeowners, the poll also found nearly half of homeowners have done nothing to prevent basement flooding.

The City’s encouraging them to find out what they can do to protect their homes, such as knowing the location and condition of their sewer pipe and the storm sewer pipe.

Homeowners should also find out if they have weeping tiles and if so, their condition and where they’re connected.

For more prevention tips you can go to the city’s website www.toronto.ca

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