3 Ways to Flood-Proof Your Home
Even if you live in a low-risk area, floods are potentially still a problem if a strong enough storm with heavy rainfall hits your city or town. In this blog, we will provide tips on how to flood-proof your home or business to minimize or prevent water damage.
Alter Your Landscape
It’s possible that your landscape can amplify the damage caused by stormwater. This is because stormwater might directly go to your home or business. The best thing you can do is to get advice from a landscaping company on how to effectively landscape your property. They will most likely advise you to create channels that force stormwater away from your house or office.
Get Flood Insurance
In most cases, standard property insurance doesn't cover flood damages so you must get separate flood insurance. Ideally, the insurance should also cover the contents of your property.
Add a Sewage Water Backstop in Your Basement
If your basement floor drain fills up fast after heavy rains then you should consider installing a sewage water backstop or a backflow prevention valve. This device helps prevent filled sewer mains from backing up to your basement. Be sure a licensed plumber installs the device.
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