If you have ever experienced flooding in your home, you know what a nightmare it can be to clean it up and get things dried out. The best way to avoid flooding in your home is to first understand what is causing the flooding in the first place. When you know how floods happen, it can help you avoid them keep your home safe from the water damage that can be a result of the flood. Disaster Services is here to talk about some of the different types of flooding that is commonly seen in homes.
One of the worst flooding to deal with can be sewer flooding. No one wants the bacteria and health implications of water flooding your home out of the sewer. However, if you have an older home, this could be the reality that you’re facing. Homes that have a septic system should especially be wary of sewer issues. Make sure you are paying attention to the plumbing that is visible to you. If you have an older home, it is important that you have a licensed plumber come and take a look at your plumbing to give it a thorough inspection. This way, if there are issues, they can get resolved.
Water Damage Due to Excessive Rain
While rain is wonderful, too much of a good thing can be bad. If there has been excessive rain, it can lead to flooding in your home. When an area experiences heavy rain, it isn’t uncommon for water to seep in around foundations and into basements. The best way to ensure you don’t experience water damage due to heavy rainfall is to make sure your gutter system is working properly. When the gutters are broken, it leads to drainage issues and possible flooding.
If you have a drainpipe that is clogged or a sump pump that isn’t doing its job, there might be water that leaks into the home through small cracks around your foundation. Make sure you have proper drainage around your home to hopefully avoid this problem.
Burst Plumbing Pipes
It isn’t uncommon for homeowners to experience a burst pipe in their home. This can be awful to deal with. If you aren’t home when this happens, it can be a huge disaster. The first thing you should do if this happens is to shut off the water in your home. It is always a good idea to know where the water shut off is in case you find yourself needing to shut it off during an emergency.
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It doesn’t matter what type of water damage you have experienced; you can turn to Disaster Services to help you get your home put back together. We will work to dry things out and get rid of any mold that could have started to grow as a result. We will make sure your home is restored after experiencing damaged due to water. Call us today!