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3 Ways You Can Help Prevent Flooding

9/8/2020 (Permalink)

Rows of homes partially submerged by flood waters Flooding can cause signficiant damage, but there are some steps you can take to minimize your risk.

Our community has had a lot of rain in the past few weeks, which has caused several local homes to have flooding incidents. While our team is available 24/7 to clean up these disasters, it’s always a good thing if you can avoid them altogether. There is no definite way to prevent flood damage, but there are a few steps you can take to mitigate your home’s risk.

  1. Make sure your gutters are clean. Your home’s gutters are your first line of defense against flooding but only if they are clear of obstructions. Be sure to clean them on a regular basis as they direct water away from your home!
  1. Identify and seal cracks in the foundation. If your home has cracks or crevices, rain will find a way into your home. Check for these issues during your annual maintenance and have them sealed before it rains and leads to water damage.
  1. Grade the lawn away from your home. The last thing you want is for rain to pool on the edges of your home, but if your yard isn’t graded properly, this may happen. The next time it rains, identify areas where water collects and then have your yard graded so that it leads away from your home.

There’s no way to control the weather, but you can take steps to reduce your risk of having flooding. If you do have water damage, however, know that SERVPRO of Alexander & Caldwell Counties is always available to clean up and restore your property.

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