Prepare Today to Reduce Water Damage from Floods

reduce water damageA flood can happen during any season of the year and from so many different causes. However, as we enter the spring season, we know that floods are common this time of year. Increased rain, thunderstorms, and the melting of snow can all contribute to flooding outside, which can quickly lead to a water disaster inside your home or business. There is nothing we can do to influence the weather and little we can do to stop the flood waters from rising, but there are a few things that you can do to reduce water damage in your home or business when the floods come.

Evaluate Your Exterior

The kind of floods that this blog addresses originate outside a home or business so it makes sense that you should look at the ways that the water might get in. Clogged downspouts can keep water from draining properly. Flooded water wells can put pressure on windows. Even damaged seals of ground-level window can allow water to get into a building. Take some time to evaluate weak spots on the exterior of your home or commercial building that could be an entry point for flooding.

Check Your Sump Pump

One of the most important things you can do to prepare for spring flooding is to make sure your sump pump is functioning correctly. It’s also a good idea to have a generator to keep your sump pump working in the event of a power outage. A sump pump will keep your basement from flooding, but if it is malfunctioning or without power, it can’t do its job.

Move Valuables to Higher Ground

While you may not be able to stop water from breaching your walls, you can at least make sure that it doesn’t reach your most precious possessions. Move important documents or valuable items off the floor or even to a higher floor. Reducing items that the flood can reach will minimize the amount of contents restoration that must be performed.

Nobody wants to find themselves in the midst of a flood, but sometimes it cannot be prevented. These suggestions may help you to minimize the damage caused by flooding. If you do have a flood, Moore Restoration provides comprehensive water restoration services that can help you get your home or business and your life back to normal. Call us right away at (866) 484-3322 when you experience a water disaster.