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Water In Basements Is Keeping Cleaning Companies Busy

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Some people in the Bismarck/Mandan area are busy cleaning water out of their basements.

Advanced Cleaning and Restoration has been working non stop since 2 a.m. Saturday morning.

Bob Fettig says the ground was so dry before the rain, that any crack in the dirt made it easy for water to flow into basements.

Fettig says it's always important to check your sump pump, especially since it's probably been a long time since it has run.

"Sump pumps a lot of people have drain tile in their houses but the sump pump you know it hasn't rained so it hasn't been used and the floats will get stuck and all you have to do is move it a little bit and it will work," Owner of Advanced Cleaning and Restoration Bob Fettig said.

Another thing to check is the extensions on your downspouts.

Fettig says make sure they are away from your foundation.

"Like when they do the lawn they probably put them up and forget to put them down and the water drains out of them and seeps into the basement that is a common thing," Fettig said.

Fettig says to also keep an eye on window wells, because the water can actually break the window, sending water into the basement.

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