Flood Protection Tips

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With the ever-increasing strength and severity of notable recent storms, the possibility of flooding has increased dramatically. Even areas that are not usually flood-prone have seen themselves submerged in floodwaters due to climate change or poor drainage in urban areas. In order to protect your home and your loved ones, it is important to be prepared once a flood happens.

While you cannot prevent natural disasters like floods from happening, there are some things you can do to try and reduce the effects of such an event. Here are some things you can do to mitigate the effects of flooding on your home and on your family:

  • Check your home’s landscaping for proper drainage – You will need to determine if water flows toward your house instead of away from it when it rains. If it flows toward your home, you can remedy this by having a drainage system installed for your home. This is to make sure that any runoff is diverted away from your home and away from your home’s foundation.
  • Install a sump pump in your basement – Another option to prevent structural damage to your home is to have a sump pump installed in your basement to remove excess moisture. It is essential to have a backup battery for your sump pump to ensure that it continues working in the event of a power outage during a storm.
  • Clean out your gutters – One thing that some people neglect to check a storm is to clean out the gutters. A gutter filled with leaves and debris will overflow when heavy rains occur, preventing water from reaching your downspouts.
  • Check your downspouts - You should make sure that the downspouts connected to your gutters are installed properly. These should lead water that comes from your roof and your gutters away from your home.

What to Do After Flooding Happens

Despite all your efforts to keep your home from getting flooded, there will be instances when you will find that your home is damaged because of a storm and flooding. When this happens, you need to call in experts to help you with repair and restoration work. In Gainesville, Ocala, & Lake City Area, the company to trust with such a task is Dreyer's DKI.

We are a company that specializes in restoration work, with flood and storm damage restoration, water damage restoration, and reconstruction services as part of our list. We can also help restore your home after a tornado, when structural issues need fixing, and when natural disasters damage your home. Simply contact us at 352-403-0350 so we can send someone over to assess the damage and get you the help that you need.