While relocating to a flood-free zone is fundamental to the successful prevention of damages due to flood, this is not an option for everyone. Mammoth Restoration, a reputable restoration company, can help you prepare for a flood and minimize its damage with these preliminary precautions:
Move Items Above the Flood Level
Whether you are in a flood zone or not, moving water-sensitive items above the Base Flood Elevation or BFE is important. Take time now to choose what you want to keep, such as computers, TVs, air conditioners, backup generators among many other things, in order to avoid problems down the road. These items can easily be elevated and secured with sandbags and concrete blocks.
If need be, you can also elevate the entire house through pillars and piers with the help of our restoration services in Flagstaff, AZ. Alternatively, you can install water vents or seal external walls with waterproof materials as well.
Install or Update Backflow and Valves
Modern backflow and gate valves are one of the key factors in protecting houses in flood-zone areas, so it pays to integrate them into your home. When you hire professional emergency restoration services, insist on the highest quality valves. After all, why spend $1,500 for the job and end up with a low-quality valve that was developed five decades ago?
Pay Attention to Minor Details
Aside from protecting your foundation, the other most important consideration in preventing flood damage is protecting your roofing system. If you have been postponing that minor leak in the roof for a while, now is the time to get it fixed. While you are at it, get the gutters cleaned as well. Check rain spouts and unclog debris professionally from a water and fire damage restoration company like ours.
Mammoth Restoration offers not just water damage restoration services, but helpful tips and detailed advice toward maintaining your home and protecting it from future floods. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Mammoth Restoration works with home and business owners, insurance companies, the State of Arizona, various law enforcement entities, and other licensed contractors