Did you know that flooding is the leading cause of damaged property to homeowners in the United States? That number is almost double of any insurance report relating to fire damage. Half of all home care & maintenance revolves around prevention. While AAA specializes in saving your home when flooding strikes, this article will help provide some quick and easy tips for when it comes to flood proofing, and preventing any damage to your home.
Know Your Region
Before taking any steps to flood-proof your home, it is important to learn more about the general area around where you live and any potential flood risks that you may be facing. If you are unsure what sort of flooding hazards you may face, FEMA has compiled a handy flood map service center to indicate any potential flooding risks in your region: To learn more about your property and potential flooding hazards, click here! https://msc.fema.gov/portal/home
Flood Proof your home
There are many steps that can be taken to flood proofing your home, from learning more about your region and any flooding tendencies, clearing holes or cracks in your foundation or roof, even down to making sure your gutters and drains are functioning properly
Determine Water Flows Around Your Home
After learning more about your region and the likelihood of any flooding, examine your property and take note of any inclines that slope toward your home. If you are at the bottom of a hill, or located within a valley or lower elevation in your area, your home may be prone to flooding. It is important to take this time to determine the best course of action moving forward.
Proper drainage is essential to ensuring that you have removed any possibility of water damage in your home. This process can include making sure your gutters & drain pipes are not only free of debris but do not have any leaks that can enter your home. Another option for homeowners is installing a sump pump in your basement. A sump pump will not stop your home from flooding but when it does, it can help reduce the damage of any potential flooding.
Professional Water Damage & Restoration Services in Massachusetts & New Hampshire
If you are in need of a water damage & restoration specialist AAA Flood Drying has helped restore and repair residences in Massachusetts & New Hampshire for over 20 years. For emergency service, consultations or advice on any form of water damage call Clay today at 978-392-1895 or fill out a contact form!