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  • Do You Have Water In Your Basement?

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    If you have a leak in your basement and don't know what to do, call Reilly Painting, a top home repair company in Cleveland. Here are some helpful tips for avoiding basement leaks:

    The Basement, Laundry, Or Utility Room

    • Washing Machine: Check hoses regularly for bulging, cracking, fraying, and leaks around hose ends. Replace the hose if a problem is found or every 3 to 5 years as part of a proactive maintenance program. To help make sure the hose doesn't kink, leave at least 4 inches (or 11 centimeters) between the water connection and the back of the washing machine. Be sure to read the manufacturer's installation instructions carefully.
    • Water Heater: Most water heaters last 8 to 15 years. Wet spots on the floor or a rusted tank may signal a leak. Water heaters should be installed on the lowest level of the home, next to a floor drain, or inside a drain pan piped to the floor drain.
    • Sump Pump: Battery-operated backup sump pumps can help protect against power failure or failure of the primary pump. Test the sump pump before the start of each wet season. Sump pumps are not intended to last more than 10 years and must have some components replaced or serviced within those 10 years.

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    1 Wonderful Comment

    1. Thanks for these tips! I’m sure many of us forget that water in the basement can be caused by things other than leaks or cracks on the walls, so thanks for the reminder!

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