Malfunctioning Sump Pump

I your home has a sump pump, it may have malfunctioned.  This could cause your basement to flood.

Solution:  Replace your sump pump

Make sure you maintain your sump pump properly.  If your sump pump stopped working in the past, contact a qualified plumber to replace it.  It is common for homes to lose power during severe storms, which can affect sump pump operation.  Install a battery backup on your sump pump to avoid this.

diagram of a house showing proper installation of a sump pump