Floods are a terrifying natural disaster that can cause huge amounts of damage to your home and health. Protecting your home against a flood can help you avoid the headaches and costs associated with flood damage repair. The best offense is, after all, a good defense. Thankfully, with modern technology, many floods can be predicted. But even if you don’t have the time to prepare, there are still methods you can employ to keep your home safe from a sudden flood.
Water left behind by floods can cause a lot of the damage associated with flooding. Water wears away at surfaces, creates mold, and can seriously affect your home’s supports and electrical systems. The best way to keep your home secure from a flood is to ensure there is a proper drainage system.
Drainage should be considered for both around and inside your home. Depending on the location of your house, you may need to install draining systems in your yard to help divert the water away from your house in the first place. As for the water that manages to get in, you can employ drains and sump pumps in your basement to help remove the water as soon as it enters.
Waterproofing your home will help prevent rainwater and smaller floods from getting in. In most cases, floods occur because there is a part of your house that isn’t able to repel it. You should have your windows and doors checked to ensure their seals are tight. It’s also possible that the cause is a more signficant issue, such as a crack or other damage in your foundation. Getting your home inspected, repaired, and properly waterproofed can help you prevent flood damage.
Sometimes, no number of proactive steps will be able to keep a flood out of your home. For this reason, it’s best to ensure that your valuables are stored in watertight containers and placed on shelves above the floor. Basements are the main storage area in most homes and the first location to flood. If you use your basement as an additional living area, consider placing furniture on blocks or removing the furniture if you know a flood could be possible. The less there is in your basement for the floodwaters to impact, the less damage you’ll have to worry about.
Floods are a force to be reckoned with. With the help of Insight Restoration, you can protect your home and save yourself time and money on flood damage repairs. Our team of highly trained and certified technicians is fully equipped to provide a variety of flood-prevention services. We’ll inspect your home for weak points, repair and restore any damages found, waterproof your doors and windows, and even install drainage systems as needed. Don’t let a possible flood ruin your home. Call us today at (208) 427-2962 to see how we can help you protect your home from a flood.