Recent rain in Southern California has tested residents’ preparedness in dealing with flooding. All it takes is the right conditions for a flood to happen. By inspecting your home for weak spots and fixing them, you can prevent water damage from occurring before it’s too late. Homeowners should always prepare for the possibility of a flood in their homes.
Put Appliances Up
Look up the flood level for your area and arrange the appliances so that they are above this height. Things such as generators, water heaters, air conditioners, and washing machines. If your basement floods this is an area that will be at high risk so you won’t want to store any appliances there. By putting appliances as high as you can, you will help protect them from flood damage.
Have Valves Installed
By having valves installed in the pipe in your home, water will be prevented from going back into a pipe. If valves aren’t in your piping, liquids can back up to their source and create flooding. Contact a professional plumber or water damage expert to inspect and install valves in your pipes.
Waterproof Your Home
By filling cracks in the foundation of your home you can also protect it from flooding. Make sure that any area that opens to the exterior, such as windows and doors, is properly sealed. Check the home for any possible entry ways for water and reinforce them so that water cannot enter.
Buy A Sump Pump
Sump pumps are great at fighting floods in your basement. They work to pump water out of your basement in the event of a flood. If you live in an area with flooding, sump pumps are a common way of preventing damage to the home.
Floods happen when you least expect them so being prepared is the most important thing you can do. Set up systems in your home to prevent any water damage from occurring. Have the phone numbers to local plumbers, water damage professionals, and electricians in the event of damage to your home. Knowing what to do and reacting quickly will protect your home from flood damage.
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