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The Cost of Flooding and How to Avoid It

THE COST OF FLOODING AND HOW TO AVOID IT ARE2TYPES OF FLOODING THERE natural man made heavy rains • flash floods • mud flows burst pipes • plumbing problems malfunctioning water heaters FLOOD DAMAGE POTENTIAL Appliances o$26,800* Wall Insulation& $1,500 Drywall Paneling $2,910 Doors, Base Trim, - - - & Windows $2,150 Finished Floors $11,500 Cleaning $2,000 Kitchen & Bath Cabinets I Interior Wall Finishes $4,500 $1,920 Electrical & Plumbing $320 *Based on a 2,000 square foot home. THE AVERAGE COST JAN FEB MAR OF REPAIRING WATER DAMAGE AFTER A APR MAY JUN FLOODING INCIDENT IS $15,000 JUL AUG SEP .that's over 12 months worth of groceries for a family of four. Ост NOV DEC WHY DO PIPES BURST? Water freezes and expands in the pipes. Water has nowhere to go and exerts catastrophic pressure on the pipes. MINIMIZE DAMAGES FROM FROZEN PIPES: 1 Turn off the main water valve, cutting off water to all plumbing in your home. 2 Open spigots and faucets so any accumulated water drains down the pipes and not through cracks in the frozen pipes. Move furniture and valuables away from the pipe breach / flood to reduce damage. Ways to Prepare for Flooding natural man made • Buy and install flood detection and prevention products to alert you if water is detected, and stop the flow of water into • Build an emergency kit and make a family communication plan. Avoid building in floodplain unless you elevate and reinforce your home. Elevate the furnace, water heater, and electric panel. your home. O Buy flood insurance. • Consider installing "check valves" to prevent flood water from backing up into the drains of your home. O Routinely check and ensure that pipes, water heaters, foundations, plumbing, and drainage systems are all up to code and functioning properly. • If feasible, construct barriers to stop floodwater from entering the building and seal walls in basements with waterproof compounds. FLOOD ALERT & AVERT SYSTEM Alarm Panel Hardwired and/or wireless signal path Hot Homeowner alerted Water Heater Washing Machine Alarm panel signal activates water shut-off valve Water Sensors Water Main Water Line Water Shut-Off Valve 4 Water sensors are installed When water is detected When water is Flood Avert systems detected an alert is feature an additional near appliances such as your hot water heater and washing machine. a signal is sent to the alarm panel. sent via call or text to piece of equipment your mobile device. designed to shut off the main water source at the onset of potential water damage. MY ALARM CENTER

The Cost of Flooding and How to Avoid It

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Learn about natural and man made flooding in your home, the potential cost of the damages, and how to avoid it from My Alarm Center.


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