An influx of flood warnings and watches were seen last weekend with the heavy rains brought in from Hurricane Delta. Many homes in the Middle Tennessee area were affected, leaving one homeowner in particular calling in for help with a solution for some flooding she had experienced in her home. Our team of dedicated experts was happy to help and scheduled a visit to her home to assess the problem in a jiffy.
Once they arrived, she introduced them to her home and to where the flooding had entered in. The water had backed up and entered in through the floor drains. Once everything had receded and the mess was cleaned, it was measured that the water level had reached up to 42 inches! The homeowner explained that they were frustrated that a previous flood control system they had installed on their property had not done its job.
Our team got to work inspecting the system, otherwise known as a backwater valve flood control system and discovered that the PVC check valve had become broken. It was removed for closer inspection, of which revealed that immense pressure had blown the valve and valve cover. The system was removed and replaced with a more secure system made from cast iron otherwise known as a double guard system.
Once the old system was excavated and removed completely, the new system was installed. This superior system would prevent any sewage from building up and finding its way into their home.
If your home is experiencing flooding issues during bouts of heavy rain, give your local plumbing experts at Jack Ward & Sons Plumbing Co. a call today at (615) 227-2811 and schedule an evaluation of your home’s plumbing to prevent future problems.