Summer storms are inevitable in Ohio, and it’s important that you’re prepared. It’s important to do all that you can to prevent your home from experiencing water damage due to flooding.
Here, we’ll explore what you can do to prevent flooding from happening in the first place, as well as the steps you need to take in the event that your home experiences water damage.
Evaluate Your Risk
If you’ve lived in your home for a long time, you likely know whether your basement, garage, or other areas of the home are susceptible to flooding. If you’re new to the area, you may want to talk with neighbors about their experiences during storms to get an idea of flood risk.
If your flood risk is high, you may want to consider elevating ground-floor or basement electrical outlets and purchasing flood insurance. You may even consider working with a construction company to raise your home so that it’s higher than flood level.
Storm Headed Your Way?
If a strong summer storm is headed your way, you’ll want to get to work protecting your home. If water is headed to your basement or ground floor, move valuable items to higher ground. Secure any items that could get swept away with moving water. Shut off your propane tank (if you have one) and unplug appliances.
When The Worst Occurs, Call The Pros
If your home still experiences flood damage, it’s important to work with professionals who can quickly evaluate and repair the damage. The first step of the water damage restoration process is a thorough inspection to locate all damage. Next, it’s key to use commercial-grade drying equipment to remove water as quickly as possible. You’ll want to work with a team experienced in carpet restoration — carpets usually take the hardest hit when it comes to flooding. Deodorizing, cleaning, and restoring carpets is a job best left to those who have years of field experience.
If Your Home Experiences Flooding This Summer, We Can Help.
At SteamEx, we know how devastating it can be when your home is damaged by flooding, and our water damage restoration experts are here to help. Reach out to us today to schedule an inspection, so our experts can assess your water damage and work with you to develop a plan to get your home back on track.