Flash floods are not uncommon in Arizona. In fact, with the recent increase in sudden storm systems throughout the region, flash floods are always a concern. There are a few important ways that a homeowner can help be prepared in the event of sudden rising waters. Homes that have a permanent barrier built around them are more likely to be protected from such events. While sandbags can be effective for storms that can be planned for, flash flooding occurs with little advanced warning and can be difficult to prepare for.
However, through proper landscaping, homeowners have a better opportunity to build more permanent protections against water flooding their home. Homeowners can create a good landscape design around their home that will afford them some essential protection. Building retaining walls can help reduce the risk of serious damage from flash floods. In contrast to traditional flooding, flash flooding is short-lived. Therefore, a retaining wall can be quite helpful in reducing the risk of water damage from flash flooding events. When it comes to more extensive flooding events, a retaining wall can also help reduce the amount of water that enters the home.
If a home has suffered damage from flash flooding in Phoenix, it is essential to get the water out, and the area cleaned quickly. Water that sits in a home for any length of time can damage walls, wiring, and flooring. Standing water can also cause problems with mold growth on sheetrock, carpeting, and tiles. Mold is well known to be a major cause for concern after flooding since it is a considerable health hazard that affects the immune systems and the lungs. With professional water remediation, homeowners can be assured they will get their home back to normal as quickly as possible with as little damage to walls and floors.