While most people think of Arizona as being one of the driest states in America, monsoon season can have a huge impact for homes within flood zones. Even if your home isn’t currently in a flood zone and it’s far from being monsoon season, flooding is possible because of faulty pipes and leaking joints. There are a multitude of things you can do when it comes to protecting your home from major flooding.
Protect Yourself First
First and foremost, you need to consider protecting yourself. Floods are devastating and can cause thousands of dollars worth of damages and loss. In order to protect yourself, consider putting flood insurance on your house for when water hits. This coverage will protect you if a flood should occur and will often pay for remediation services.
Keep Gutters and Drain Areas Cleared
Be sure to keep all gutters and drain areas cleared around the home. If a drainage area is allowed to get clogged with rocks, sand or debris, it isn’t going to be able to do its job when it comes to getting water away from your home. This will then result in a flood in front of or in back of your house, which might ultimately find its way inside the residence.
Fix Plumbing Leaks Promptly
If your home has older plumbing, get in the habit of doing routine checks on all lines to prevent a small leak from becoming a major one. If you notice a leak in the line, get it fixed right away. Some other signs to look for that might be evidence of a leak or burst is a loss of water pressure or having a water pump that’s running constantly.
Close Cracked Foundations
If your foundation has cracks in it, this could allow flood water to enter the home and fill the entire basement. Foundation cracks are relatively easy to repair yourself using a series of cement and glue products that bind the crack altogether to prevent water from entering.
Get a Sump Pump
Sump pumps are a must for people who have routine flooding issues. The pump is responsible for whisking away water from an area and moving it outside or to another area, like a bath tub where it can drain.
Hire a Reputable Remediation Company
If a flood has hit your Arizona home, it’s time to call in our flood damage remediation experts. Our professionals are trained to handle floods of all sizes and will not only clear the area of water, but will repair damaged flooring, walls and work to dry out the home to restore it to its former glory.