How To Prevent Flood Damage

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has noted that in the United States, flooding is the most common and most expensive type of natural disaster that strikes this country every year. Thus, flooding can happen anywhere at any time of the year, so it’s important to be prepared for when disaster strikes. Flooding can be caused by heavy rain, flash flooding, broken dams, tidal storms, among many other causes.

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Flood Proof Your Property

If you are living in an area that is prone to flooding, or by a lake, river, or creek, you may consider flood-proofing your home. By completing a few flood-proofing renovations, you can significantly reduce the number of flood-related damages. Here are a few flood-proofing ideas: 

  1. Foundation Vents and Sump Pumps. Foundation vents are used to let water flow into the home, then back out, rather than pooling around the exterior. The vents allow the water to safely exit the structure with minimal damages. Sump pumps are also great for pumping floodwater out of basements or other areas of the home. If installing a sump pump, chose one with a backup battery that will run even if the power is out. 
  2. Seal All Cracks. Apply coating and sealants to the foundation walls in addition to any openings or cracks around the windows, doorways, or walls of the property.
  3. Grade The Yard Away From The House. If you often find that water is pooling up around the home, you should consider regrading the lawn to protect the home from future floods.
  4. Adjust Downspouts. If your gutter system is not pointing away from the home, it can cause flooding and water damage. We suggest readjusting the downspouts or even buying an extension that will drain the water further away from the property.

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How to Prevent Damages After The Flood Has Started

If the flooding has already begun to enter your home, follow these step to further protect your home and loved ones.

  1. If the flooding is caused by a broken water line, turn off the water system to stop the flow of water. 
  2. Clean and clear out the gutter, drains, and downspouts so the water can properly drain away from the home. 
  3. Move all of your personal belongings to higher levels of the home. This includes rugs, furniture, electronics, and any other personal items. 
  4. Turn off the electricity. 
  5. Move to higher ground or the upper levels of the home and stay away from the damages until inspected and cleared by a professional.

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Professional Flood Restoration Services

In the event of a flood, you should call the professional flood technicians at Kidd’s Restoration. We have over 25 years of restoring homes after flooding and preventing further damages, like mold. If your home has experienced a flood, act quickly and call our 24/7 emergency flood and water restoration hotline for quick and efficient restoration services!

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