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3 Ways to Keep Your Hickory Basement Safe from Flood Damages

10/27/2020 (Permalink)

Water rushing into a living room Heavy rains can flood your basement and damage your belongings. If your Hickory home has a basement, be sure to take steps to keep it safe!

Every year, we get hundreds of calls from customers whose basements have flooded and have significant damages. Furniture and belongings are ruined, mold begins to grow, and they have potentially gallons of water to remove. Many Hickory homes have basements, so it’s important to understand how you can keep your basement safe when it floods.

Install a Sump Pump

Where there are several precautions you can take to prevent flooding in the first place, it’s a good idea to have a backup plan in place. This is where a sump pump comes in handy. A sump pump is a machine that traps water into a basin and redirects it away from your home. If you have a basement, it’s practically an essential tool for mitigating water damage.

Keep Belongings Off the Floor

It’s almost a guarantee that at some point your basement will have flooding, even if it’s minor. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to keep things from directly touching the floor. Instead, place items on shelves and skids, so even when you do have flooding, your belongings are minimally affected.

Keep Your Gutters Clean

Perhaps one of the simplest ways you can help prevent flood damages is to keep your gutters clean. Your gutters act as your first line of defense against flooding, so keeping the lines clear will keep them functioning. Otherwise, water can pool around your home and seep into your basement.

Overcoming a Flood Incident

If your basement floods, the last thing you should do is panic. While it’s a stressful situation, you have local professionals who can help you clean it up. Our SERVPRO team has helped hundreds of flood victims reclaim their homes. If you do have flooding, you can call us any time at (828) 396-1070!

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