Hurricane Florence flooding and emergency plumbing
Currently, Hurricane Florence is on track to strengthen to a category 4 or category 5 hurricane as it heads toward slamming into the Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina coasts. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the entire state of Virginia has declared a state of emergency, and the most recent forecasts are describing rain and flooding totals in terms of feet!
This a a historically-sized storm and although it’s track is currently south of us, it’s rain bands are still potentially headed right for our Leesburg, Fairfax and Manassas areas just south of DC, with torrential potential rain coming even if the landfall is solely in the Carolinas. There are two main areas homeowners want to be prepared for something like this in terms of their home property.
First, if you have an on-site sump pump or anything similar, you will want to get it pumped asap to prevent flooding leakage and seepage from your tank or sump or basement area that might be exposed to groundwater, flooding or a sewer or sewage backup. This can cause seriously dangerous, destructive and even unhealthy and toxic problems if your pump is to overflow or tank is to rupture or be flooded.
Secondly, for plumbing after the storm, any flooding or sewage backups can cause serious issues, such as sewer backups and flooding in wash rooms, basements, washer and drying machines and even into showers, toilets and other plumbing fixtures on the first floor of a home. If you have any backed up or clogged drains and need pipe sewer or drain inspections or cleaning, call VA Plumbing Pros ASAP.
Call us immediately if you need any emergency service throughout the entire area of Prince Williams County, Loudoun County, Fairfax County in Northern Virginia.
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