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10 Spring Flooding Prevention Tips

SPRING FLOODING A 10 Step Prevention Guide 1) FIX LEAKS IMMEDIATELY If you have cracks in your foundation or roof, it will make it easy for rain to get in and cause water damage. 2) PURCHASE EXTRA PROTECTION Spend some money on your roof and purchase a waterproof barrier so that water doesn't seep into your home through cracks. %24 3) CLOSE FOUNDATION CRACKS Seal any cracks in your foundation with caulk or masonry, which will fill the gaps for a cheap price. 4) BATTERY POWERED SUMP PUMP If the power goes out, then your sump pump will stop as well. Having a battery powered pump willl ensure that you're protected. 5) MOVE IMPORTANT ITEMS Move your valuables to a higher level of your home if you can, it will protect them during a severe floodng event. 6) CATALOG YOUR POSSESSIONS Taking a home inventory can help you with an insurance claim if your home does end up flooding in the future. 島 7) ANCHOR FUEL TANKS Unanchored tanks can float and release fuel in the event of a flood, so you should anchor them and wrap them in waterproof insulation. 8) PREVENT SEWER BACKUP Install a sewer line check valve, which will ensure that the water only flows one way which will prevent a flood. 9) CLEAR DRAINS & GUTTERS Keep your gutters free of debris so that water is being carried away from your home, not towards it. 10) INSTALL FRENCH DRAINS French drains carry water away from your home, and are a good investment for homeowners whose properties are prone to flooding.

10 Spring Flooding Prevention Tips

shared by NRNServices on Apr 09
Spring is here, which means so is the rain that can cause flooding! Spring time floods can cause a lot of interior damage to homes, but if you're prepared, you can avoid these costly hassles! Our info...




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