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Get the Facts: Flooding & Your Home | SERVPRO® of Alamo Heights

9/7/2022 (Permalink)

a group of residential homes with major flooding in back yards Experienced water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of Alamo Heights to get the restoration process started right away.

Discovering standing water in your home or basement after a storm passes can make your heart sink. Not only can the cleanup process be extensive, but water can cause lasting damages. Even if it is only just an inch or two, it can still be a massive headache to homeowners.

You may not qualify for any sort of disaster relief or be covered by flood insurance. Knowing that possibility, it is even more important to take preventive measures now to reduce your risk of suffering a large disaster later.

Considering that we are right in the middle of “Flash Flood Alley,” we are at risk of flooding problems frequently. The San Antonio River Basin is prone to overflowing and can cause flash flooding issues quickly. And the steep terrain and narrow river channels around us make us particularly vulnerable.

Start With Your Exterior

When it comes to heavy rain from thunderstorms, having an effective gutter system will help protect your home. It can only work if it is functioning properly, so clear any blockages and keep your downspouts clear and pointed away from your foundation.

Choosing different landscaping options can also help if water seems to pool near your home. Add mulch up against your home to help absorb excess water or plant a garden that will help encourage water to flow away from your home to your vegetables instead.

Protecting the Interior of Your Home

If there is a crack in your foundation, you will find out quickly during the next storm or flooding situation. Try to inspect your foundation frequently for any cracking or obvious weathering and fix the issue right away.

Sometimes even the small steps can make a big difference in regards to protecting your home. Any preventive measures you take will help save you time and money when the situation arises.

Take special care to note any appliance leaks or dripping pipes around your home as well. A small leak can turn into a full burst without much warning, so do any necessary repairs quickly or call a professional to help.

Lastly, water is the enemy of all things paper. Take the time to get any photo albums, scrapbooks or any fragile keepsakes up off of the ground and store them on a high shelf. You should also do the same with a copy of your family’s emergency plan so that you are never without it.

Experienced water damage in your home? Call SERVPRO of Alamo Heights today to get your restoration completed faster.

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