No one wants their house to flood, right? If and when a huge amount of rainfall occurs in your neighborhood, is your house flood-proof? What are some things you can do to help make your house flood-proof, or at least better prepared for a flood? Consider some of these ideas…
#1 Install Safeguards For Electrical Systems
All houses have switches, plugs, sockets, and circuits — an entire electrical system. Due to a flood, water may enter the electric board and cause damage to the electrical wiring. This may lead to a short circuit situation and increase the risk of shock. If you want to keep your family and house protected, install safeguards for your home’s electrical system to keep it from being damaged due to excessive water infiltration.
#2 Get A Sewage Water Drainage System Installed In The House
If you are residing in an area that is prone to flood waters then get a sewage water drainage system installed. This system will help in blocking sewage water from backing up in the house while also keeping the drainage system clean. The sewage water drainage system comes with a prevention valve that can be easily opened and closed at your convenience. The installation process is very simple and also very affordable.
#3 Inspect The Roofing System And Keep It Intact
To help flood-proof your house, make sure your roofing system is regularly inspected and maintained. Damages need to be fixed. This way, water won’t easily pool at your home’s foundation, which just aggravates a flooding problem.
#4 Secure The House With Effective Sealants
If you want to keep your house protected, you need to use sealant bricks that will not let the walls absorb water. Moreover, sealant bricks will act as a barrier between the walls and the flood water.
#5 Use Anchor Elements To Protect Outdoor Equipment
The equipment that people keep outside the house usually gets destroyed due to flood waters. Experts recommend making use of different anchors that can be used for lifting heavy equipment and making them stable at a height where the flood water will not reach them. You can use the anchors for equipment such as the HVAC system, a fuel tank, generators, and various supply lines and electrical appliances.
#6 Install Foundation Vents Or A Sump Pump In The House
With the help of foundation vents or sump pumps, you can keep the house dry. With the sump pump, water entering the house would be pushed out and away from the house (and its foundation) so it doesn’t end up on the floor of your basement.
#7 Repair All The Cracks In The Floors And Walls
When the walls and floors have cracks, water can get absorbed in them easily and then cause damage to the structural integrity of the house. Professionals can repair cracks.
Flooding is an issue for many homeowners. Whatever can be done to prevent flooding inside a house should be done! Arko Exteriors of Blaine, MN, can help you clean up after a flood, or find ways to fortify your home to better protect it from future floods. Please call Arko Exteriors at 763-434-2756 for more info.