Blizzards and Your Basement
March 11, 2016
Spring and the Exterior of your Home
March 25, 2016

Flooding can happen suddenly, leaving you with an uneasy feeling and not knowing what you need to do or what you could have done to prevent the flooding. Disaster Cleanup Services is here to help you. We have some tips to help you prevent flooding in your home.

  • Regularly Clean your Drains and Gutters

By keeping your drainage areas clear of debris, it allows water to flow freely in the manner it should. Your storm drains should also be cleaned regularly. Leaves and other debris can easily block them.

  • Roofing Protection is Very Important

Making sure your roof is in good condition is one place to start, but you can go above and beyond that. Roofers can put in rubber roof underlays and waterproof barriers to protect your home from water.

  • Fix All Leaks, Even Small Ones

All leaks cause damage. Even small leaks can ruin your foundation and cause mold. This can cause your structure to become unstable and rot. If you see any types of water spots, it is important to have it checked immediately.

  • Foundation Cracks Can Cause Flooding

Over time, caulking and cement can break apart. If they are not closed properly, water will get in to your foundation and cause your structure to mold and even rot. This is a preventative measure that can save your home from flooding.

  • Sump Pump Installation

Sump pumps are a lifesaver. They are very helpful in your basement and will automatically turn on at certain water levels and pump water out. This could save your home from becoming completely flooded. It is also a good idea to have an emergency plumber picked out and to have their phone number readily available just in case the power goes out or some mechanical failure prevents the pump from functioning properly during a severe storm or other flooding scenario.

  • Install Lawn Drains

These types of drains will collect water and divert it to another area that is away from your house.

If you do have flood damage, it is important to give a professional disaster cleanup company a call. They will be able to handle the flooded area and help you with all your insurance claim needs.