With winter behind us, it's time to shift our attention to the impending spring flood season. Homeowners should be aware of the risks that flooding poses and take necessary precautions to stay safe. It's crucial to take the steps required to prevent contamination and minimize the risks associated with flood water exposure. Whether your region is dealing with melting snow or spring showers, you can actively protect your property from harm.

Tips to Avoid Spring Flooding in Your Home

Spring flooding can be prevented by taking some simple but necessary precautions. Don't wait for the thawing snow or heavy rains to damage your home. Act now and follow these four essential flooding prevention tips to keep your property safe and secure.

  1. Have a Plan

Create a flood plan with immediate actions, a meeting place, and essential contact information. Practice the plan with your household members to be prepared for any emergency situation.

  1. Do You Need Drains or Pumps?

French drains or weeping tile systems can prevent spring floods by diverting water from buildings. Sump pumps keep basements dry by redirecting water away from the foundation.

  1. Clear Your Gutters 

To prevent spring flooding, check all the drains on your property and ensure that gutters, storm drains, and downspouts are not blocked. Additionally, it is recommended to have sandbags readily available in case of sudden and torrential spring storms. 

  1. Try a Flood Detection System

Install a flood detection sensor to be notified of a flood event, even when you're not home. This sensor will give you peace of mind during the heavy storms the season may bring.

Lightspeed Restoration Can Help Flooded Properties 

You cannot always predict what the shifts in the season will bring, and you could face unexpected water damage disasters. When your home suffers the effects of a natural disaster or a plumbing emergency this spring, you can depend on our caring experts at Lightspeed Restoration. We are available 24/7 to begin the critical mitigation process to reduce the spread of water and contaminants. 

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