Tips For Preventing Water Damage & Flooding
Water Damage & Flooding... A "How To" Guide!
#1 Inspect and Repair Your Roof- As a note, roof leaks keep attic insulation wet, which can lead to rot and mold.
#2 Document Your Possessions- Keep valuables in a safe deposit box away from your home. These things can help when submitting a claim: Photos, videos and digital copies.
#3 Clean Out Gutter and Downspouts- Repair and clean out your gutters and downspouts. The downspouts from your gutter should drain away from your house.
#4 Clean Out Window Wells- Dig down into the window well 6 inches to 1 foot and put in pea gravel to prevent your basement from flooding.
#5 Install Sewer Backflow Valve- Install into the drainline to prevent sewage backup into your home through the drainpipe.
#6 Protect HVAC Equipment and Appliances- HVAC equipment should be installed above water level in flood prone areas.
#7 Basement Check- Check the perimeter of your basement wall for any cracks in the foundation.
Remember to call your local SERVPRO of Coeur d'Alene with additional questions or to schedule an appointment for a water loss @ (208) 457-1234.