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A disaster usually occurs when people are not ready for the flood due to the fact that they are not alerted ahead of time, nor are well equipped or prepared. Flooding that happens to take place at night, catches people off guard and is the most dangerous type of flooding. Flooding can strike anywhere and at any time catching those who are not properly prepared off guard. Floods are extremely dangerous natural disasters and can occur almost anywhere that there is rain. If your home is not properly insulated or protected against the attacks of a flood, then you will find yourself in the midst of soaking wet furniture and appliances. You'll find yourself replacing the walls, redoing the flooring in your home as well as replacing anything that runs on electricity in your home. Once rain begins to build up then all of that rain unleashes its destruction and begins to erode the very foundation of your house, and can cause tremendous damage to your home and its value if left unattended to. Currently in the U.S. Floods are the most common and most expensive natural disaster. The following is a list of things that you can do to protect your home against floods.

Common flood hazards

  • Flash Flooding
  • River Flooding
  • Burn Scars/Debris Flows
  • Ice/Debris Jams
  • Snowmelt
  • Dry Wash
  • Dam Breaks/Levee Failure

Install sewer backflow

Flooding can cause severe sewage to back up into houses through drain pipes, stemming health issues and risks. By installing sewer backflow valves you will be able to prevent such an issue. Especially consider this option ff your basement floor drain backs up after heavy rains. Only conduct this installation with help from a licensed plumber.

Seal the doors and windows

In order to prevent water from creeping under the frames to your doors, one sure fire way to create a watertight seal is to install. Along with the nice weather that the seasons brings, it can be detrimental to the condition of your doors and windows alike. They can become quite swollen and sticky. In order to fix this problem, you first must identify the location where it is sticking. Next you can remove the door or window with taking out the hinge pins and then focus your attention on the removal of any other excess materials. Make sure you take into account the shrinkage that may occur from the use of power planes, due to the dryer months causing a change in size. As for sliding windows the common problem that occurs with them is the trim that surrounds the window. This must be removed then replaced in order to achieve the desired effect. It is a quiet simple process to do this, simply just remove the trim with a flat bar. However a way to avoid the problem of the sticky windows and doors you can ensure that they are properly sealed with a high quality finish of paint.

Another option for the door problem would be to install a water tight rubber seal that should be attached to the frame. Once the door is sealed then the water resistant barrier will form. Water Removal Miami