While April showers may lead to May flowers, unfortunately, they can also lead to one more sign of spring: Flooding. If you have a lot of rain during the time when the winter snow is melting, it can simply be too much for the existing systems to handle. In fact, a lot of rain can cause basement flooding all by itself.
Floods can happen for a variety of reasons, including rising groundwater, backed-up sewers and septic tanks, clogged gutters and sump pumps. Sump pumps can be heroic in times of heavy rain, keeping water out of a basement like an army repelling the enemy. Unfortunately, a heavy flood can also cause the power to go out. And if the power goes out, so does an [...]