Protecting your Home from Flooding
As the weather changes and the chances for rain increase, it is always a good idea to prep your home in case of flooding. We at AMP Smart care about the wellbeing of your, your home, and your family. We can provide you with an alarm system that can alert you of any flooding that has occurred within your home in minutes. To help you in the prevention of a flood damage in your home we have gathered some preparations you should do in order to protect your home.
Safeguard your Electrical
Electricity and water never mixes. To rid your home of any electrical damage during a flood you may want to consider raising all electrical outlets, switches, and wiring at least a foot above the listed flood level of your home. While you are at it, it may be a good idea to modify any anchored home equipment such as your water heater to have it sit at above flood level as well.
Alter your Water Valves
An unpleasant aspect of flooding that may occur in your home is the raising of water levels in your plumbing system. This can lead to a very stinky and unfortunate mess. Installing an interior or exterior backflow valve within your sewer system can help you avoid this problem. Have a local contractor or plumber help you in the installation of a new system to help you during your flood prevention process.
In order to know exactly what you need to do in the process of preparing and protecting your home from flooding damage, is to know how water flows around your house. During an average rain storm you may want to study how water flows around your home and if there are any areas it tends to accumulate. Having the proper grading or slope around your home can help in directing water flow to surrounding storm drains.
Last Minute Preparations
If you find that your home is beginning to flood you can take some last minute precautions and you may be able to reduce some of the damage. Raise everything up in your home. Take all of your electronics, rugs, and most furniture to a higher level in your home. You can use entrance-barriers to help in the prevention of water entering your home. Make sure you turn off your electricity at the breaker itself.
Flood damage is unfortunate and often unexpected. It is always a good idea to prepare as much as you can for the unexpected. To help you an alarm system from AMP Smart can give you the protection your home needs 24/7. To learn more about our company and the alarm systems we carry, give us a call today.