Therefore, it is important to protect your home from flood damage no matter where you live. You can do so in the following ways:
Clean out your gutters in the spring and fall. Clogged gutters can cause massive problems by concentrating roof runoff water at your home’s corners close to the foundation. This water pooling can seep through your walls and cause flooding.
To find gutter cleaning companies near you, visit Angie’s List.
You can also check the reputation of any contractor you hire at the Better Business Bureau.
Protect your basement. Basements are vulnerable areas. Buy and install sump pumps with back-up power. Also, it is a good idea to elevate the furnace, water heater and electric panel. Seal basement walls with waterproofing compounds to avoid seepage.
To find a trusted waterproofing contractor near you, you can Angie’s List.
Install backflow valves. It is a good idea to install backflow valves for drains, toilets and other sewer connections to prevent floodwaters from getting into your home.
Purchase flood insurance. Your homeowners insurance policy does not cover flood damage. It is a good idea to contact your insurance agent to find a flood insurance policy that fits your needs and budget. To get a free flood insurance quote.
As always, Vargas & Vargas Insurance is happy to answer any of your insurance questions and cares about keeping you safe. Call and speak to one of their dedicated agents today at 877-550-0025 or visit our website vargasinsurance.com.