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How can I avoid basement backups during a heavy rain event?

While there are no guaranteed ways to prevent backups, there are a few things you can do to prevent the likelihood of one occurring in your home. During heavy rains, do not run the washer or dishwasher if you don’t have to. Also, limit the amount of time in the shower.

Inspect your lateral and perform regular maintenance and cleaning to your private lateral allowing water to exit easily.

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