Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Friday, March 9th, 2018 by Ellen Cagnassola


This is a basement in a home in Maplewood, NJ post storm. As you can see in the photo there is about 5 inches of water, which means the wet sheet rock will need to be ripped out to avoid mold. If this organ could still play a song I think it would be endless rounds of "Row, Row, Row Your Boat". It's a good idea to make sure your sump pump is working before a big rainfall or storm. During heavy rains it is also a good idea to check on the basement every couple of hours because when the ground is saturated from melted snow the water can come up from the ground as well. 

If you are away and need to monitor your sump pump we have a solution for you. For more info email us [email protected]  


Steps to take in case of a sump pump overflow or flood.

Shut off any power around the area, including electricity and gas. Do not enter a flooded area while the power is on. If you aren’t sure how to shut these areas off, call a qualified electrician before entering the room.

• Wear boots and gloves for protection and a protective mask. Hip waders are also be useful. 

• Determine the source of the water. If a burst pipe is the cause of the flood, shut off water to the basement.

• If your basement has a floor drain, check to make sure it didn’t become clogged during the flood. 

If you have a damaged basement from flooding Pipe Works recommend the reliable Power Dry company in central New Jersey. Like us, they have a 24/7 service! Tell them Pipe Works sent you!

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Ellen Cagnassola

Marketing Manager PipeWorks Services LLC

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