Many homeowners are faced with the possibility of flooding each year – which can come as a result of melting snow, broken pipe or even torrential rain. It is, therefore, crucial to stay prepared to protect your home if you live in an area that is prone to flooding.
You may not be able to stop flooding; however, you can minimize its impact on your home. Below are steps you can take to prevent water from invading or destroying your home.
Use Sandbags and Flood Barriers around Your Home
Some homes are simply vulnerable to water damage. However, lower flood water can be managed by simply laying out sandbags and flood barriers around your outside doors.
When you have done this and some water still finds its way in, the sandbags and flood barriers can minimize the damage and save you from spending thousands of dollars in home restoration.
Have a Plan of Action
If you realize you live in a flood-prone area, the best thing you can do for yourself and your home is to have a plan of action. Here are a few things to consider:
- Keep your important documents in a watertight lockbox
- Keep phone numbers of moving companies and storage units in case you have enough time to move your properties and other possessions
- Contact AAction Restoration in advance and set up a game plan for protecting your home or getting quick service after a flood
Reconsider the Construction of Your Home
Do you plan to build a new home or renovate your current home? Then build with materials that are waterproof. You can also create a tighter seal around the structure. Here are some ideas:
- Build with concrete flooring instead of wooden floorboards
- Use one-way valves in your plumbing to prohibit water back-up in the plumbing system
- Use waterproofing electrical outlets
- Build with cement render and lime plaster
- Build with water-resistant doors and window frames
If your home has already suffered from flood damage, contact AAction Restoration. We offer complete flood/water damage service for home and business owners in Maryland.