Flood and storm water can be detrimental to the well-being of your home or business. For those who live in or nearby a flood zone, the chances of sustaining flood damage are much higher. There are steps in place that can mitigate flood and storm damage from occurring in the first place. Water damage restoration is pivotal and our team at Top To Bottom Renovation, Inc understands the importance of implementing comprehensive solutions to mitigate the spread of crises within your residential or commercial property. By following these tips for water damage restoration, your chances of sustaining damage will be slim to none. 

Utilizing Water Sensors or Flood Detection Systems

There are a variety of options for sensors, alarms, and water detection systems, which notify you of leaks within your home or business to prevent further storm and flood damage. More advanced systems can be integrated  in your home’s security system, which will make you wary of any potential danger.

Testing Your Sump Pump And Using A Backup Battery

It’s important to conduct routine tests on your sump pump. It should be capable of removing water at a steady pace during bouts of heavy rain. Installing a backup battery can do wonders in the event that your power goes out. The sump pump will continue to operate until the power comes back. Alternatively, sump pumps with batteries integrated into the unit are available as well.

Cleaning Out Debris From Ditches And Drains

If you can help it, avoid piling debris like leaves, mulch, or other elements in your yard that can cause sewage drains to get backed up. In areas with lots of trees, get into the habit of raking your yard, bagging the leaves, and bringing them to the curb for pickup. Check nearby storm drains to ensure that no backup is present, and rake up any excess debris. If blockage is severe, contact your local water or sewer department to take care of it.

Check And Clean Gutters & Downspouts

Make sure that you’re regularly cleaning your downspouts and gutters once every year. It could be more, depending on how many trees are in your area. You can use a leaf blower and gloves for cleaning out the gutters, or a flexible water hose with high-pressure attachments

Improving Drainage On Your Property

Whenever it’s raining, keep a close eye on rain or flood water that is deposited near your home. The ground needs to slope away from the foundation of your business or home. Dirt and sod can enhance the grading. In certain situations, it could be beneficial to install drainage in areas where water is accumulating. This will give water a place to go when heavy storms occur.

Looking For Heavy Seals And Cracks In The Foundation

Seal openings in your doors, windows, and exhaust penetrations, should be checked as part of your yearly home maintenance routine. Check the condition of your seal foundation and foundation with mortar caulk or masonry.

Seal Your Basement Windows

The water resistance in your basement can be maintained if they are properly sealed and caulked. If your windows are older, you should look into replacing them with newer ones. Newer windows will have better seals which decreases the likelihood of water penetrating your basement.

Storm and Flood damage Restoration Services in Maryland

If you’re interested in learning more about water damage restoration solutions, our team at Top To Bottom Renovation, Inc has you covered. Contact us today to set up a time to speak!