How Can You Limit Potential Flood Damage?
Prior to serious water-related weather events, you should find a way to restrict potential flood damage. From small steps to larger actions, there are many things you can do to limit the extent of destruction, should you suffer water damage in your home or business. Consider doing any number of the following to insulate yourself from the worst-case scenario:
Stopping your utilities prior to leaving your home - If you leave your home for an extended period of time, you can shut these off.
Protecting your house from the ground up - Adding water-proofing to your foundation can limit the amount of water that comes in/
Checking your roof for leaks and weak spots - Prior to the winter, inspect the roof to make sure that water is not getting in.
Cleaning out your gutters - After the fall season, leaves and other deposits can block the flow of water, which can run back toward your house.
These measures allow your home to have the best chance against water events, especially those on a smaller scale. Major storm and water events are a different story, and are much harder to guard against. If your home or business suffers from any size water damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Trumbull, Monroe & Northern Bridgeport. We have the expert knowledge and specialized tools to help you get back on your feet.