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Flooded basements: How to prevent, fix high water without draining your wallet

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Flooded basements: How to prevent, fix high water without draining your wallet

Flooded basements: How to prevent, fix high water without draining your wallet

Dozens of home across the metro have been swamped by another rainstorm but experts say there are quick precautions you can take to save you thousands of dollars in the event of a flood.

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Flooded basements: How to prevent, fix high water without draining your wallet

NEWS REPORTER ARIELROTHFIELD EXPLAINS HOWYOU CAN PREVENT YOURBASEMENTS FROMFLOODING WHILE ONBUDGET.EXPERTS SAY THERE ARETHREE EASY THINGS YOUCAN DOTO HELP PREVENT MONEYFROM DRAINING FROMYOUR WALLET WHEN ITCOMES TO FLOODINGONE-- CHECK THE GUTTERSTWO-- CHECK THEFOUNDATION FOR A GAPAND THREE-- CHECK YOURINSURANCE POLICYIT'S BECOME ALMOST LIKEA PERMANENT FIXUREA STREAM OF WATERRUNNING OUT OF SAMDAWNSON'S HOUSESam Dawson/ FloodedBasementI know more about this than Ihave ever wanted to knowHIS BASEMENT FLOODINGNOT ONCE-- NOT TWICE...... BUT THREE TIMES SINCETHE FIRST OF THE MONTHSam Dawson/ FloodedBasemeThe whole goal is to get it dryand hopefully keep it dry untithe next rain, of courseAND DAWSON'S NOT ALONECraig Collins/ President of AFCCleaning and RestorationSump pumps are justoverworked.

There is just somuch water they cannot keepup and they are burning outCRAIG COLLINS AND HISCREW WITH A-F-CCLEANING ANDRESTORATIOHAVE BEEN RUNNINGAROUND THE METROSUCKING UP WATER FROMFLOODED BASEMENTSTHIS ONE--THE RESULT OF THREESUMP PUMPS in thbasement FAILINGCraig Collins/ President of AFCCleaning and RestorationWhat you've got to have inKansas is water back up orsump pump rider policyTHAT WAY EVEN IF YOURBASEMENT FLOODSCOLLINS SAYS THE FIXWON'T DRAIN YOUTHOUSANDSCraig Collins/ President of AFCleaning and RestorationNo one ever thinks it's going tohappen to them but eventuallyit doesDAWSON KNOWS.SO WITH MORE RAIN IN THEFORECASTSam Dawson/ FloodedBasementI have anxiety attacks, I getnervousHE'S PLANNING ON MAKINGSOME PERMANENTCHANGEANOTHER TIP -- TALK WITHYOUR NEIGHBOFIND OUT WHERE THEIRDRAINS DISCHARGE.REPORTING LIVE, ARIELROTHFIELD, 41 ACTIONNEWS.SEVERAL ROADS HAVECLOSED ACROSS THEAREA.TAKE A LOOK AT T




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