Acknowledged by: City of Detroit

Water In Basement Investigation Acknowledged

6239 Penrod St Detroit, MI, 48228, USA Show on Map Hide Map
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Water In Basement Investigation


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Water backed up on basement floor from both the storm drain (clear water) and from the sanitary drain (tissue, etc.). Backflow protectors (not valves) in floor drains failed, as Chinese and made from plastic and rubber. Only 1 of 4 downspouts is connected, as it is on the driveway just uphill of the mailbox which would cause an ice hazard for the mail carrier.

also asked...
Q. Is the mailing address same as the affected address?
A. Yes
Q. Date of damage?
A. January 24, 2024 07:00
Q. Do you have a Basement, Crawl Space or Utility Room?
A. Basement
Q. How is the Water backing up?
A. Floor
Q. What is the condition of the water?
A. Clear
Q. Is your basement still flooded?
A. No
Q. Has a plumber inspected this backup issue?
A. Yes
Q. How far did the plumber snake?
A. 80 ft.
Q. Did the plumber inspect with a camera?
A. No
Q. If the plumber did inpsect with a camera, do you have a copy of the video?
A. No
Q. What did the plumber advise or inform the customer?
A. clog about 74 ft. behind the house
Q. Do any of your neighbors on your side of the street have water back up also?
A. Unknown
Q. Do you or your neighbor have trees in the back yard?
A. Yes
Q. Do the gutter downspouts lay on the grass?
A. Yes
Q. Has the water service line to the house been replaced recently?
A. No
Q. Has the gas meter been moved outside recently?
A. No
Q. Is there a sprinkler system?
A. No
Q. Is this a recently purchased vacant property?
A. No
Q. Do you have a backwater valve installed?
A. No
Q. Do you have a sump pump installed?
A. No
Q. Has the Sewer Lateral Service line been repaired/replaced recently?
A. No
Q. Additional Information
A. Plumber cleared drain; open & shut case for information only, but please replace my lead service line ASAP.

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