Preventing Home Flooding Is Essential, But How Is It Done?

Preventing Home Flooding Is Essential, But How Is It Done?

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Preventing Home Flooding Is Essential, But How Is It Done?

 

There are certain home safety measures that cannot be ‘negotiated’ or interpreted in a different manner. In the case of home flooding, thousands of dollars worth of damage can be created. As well, it can cause a real chance of personal harm. It may even leave your home uninhabitable or in need of demolition.

 

For this reason, it’s essential to do our best in preventing uncontrolled water from accessing our property. Of course, depending on where you live, this may be easier said than done. For example, if you live near a river, near the seafront, or in a high-rainfall area, this may be harder than other areas. However, these tips can also come to be needed if you encounter a particularly nasty thunderstorm or live somewhere such as my house growing up. In that house, we had a long steep driveway that we lived at the bottom of. Floods happened.

 

The investments you make now may save you from very intensive and expensive damages later on. Additionally, you can find it helpful in defining many other safety measures that are necessary to install. 

 

Preventing Home Flooding Is Essential, But How Is It Done?

 

Water Runoff Solutions

 

We cannot always stop the flow of water, but we can divert it appropriately so that it finds its way into the municipal infrastructure (like storm drains) that can deal with it as appropriate. A worthwhile water runoff solution such as a shallow drain trench could be essential. As well, rain pipes can be used to help divert a buildup of water from an area. Implementing your own drainage area can allow for a moderate amount of water to easily pass. This brings us to our next tip which can actually aid in proper drainage.

Preventing Home Flooding Is Essential, But How Is It Done?

 

Gutter Cleaning

 

Out gutters are the most-used and most important measures we can implement as part of our property. The importance is highlighted by the fact that the frequency of rainwater is more common than any other water source that could damage your property. However, it’s not uncommon for debris to build up in these fixtures. They are relatively light installations and debris can prevent the flow of water or cause damage due to being overburdened. For this reason, make sure your gutters are properly attended to with gutter cleaning services, and that you inspect them after winter (where it may be that they stored ice for a certain amount of time in freezing temperatures). This can aid in the long run.

 

Preventing Home Flooding Is Essential, But How Is It Done?

 

Flood Defenses

 

Flood defenses may be needed in areas where you’re exceedingly close to a riverbank or the ocean. This might take the place of stacked slats you can implement under the threat of flooding. Conversely, it might simply be that you store a range of sandbags in your garage and bring them out to block off your driveway should a pipe burst or should the water accumulate near your home. Furthermore, taking a keen interest in the health of your local storm drains and infrastructure can help you report noted issues to your housing authority if necessary. This might be especially appropriate if you live on a private road and need to coordinate the upkeep with your neighbors.

 

For Additional Home Tips:

 

Improve Your Home
Simple Steps To Improve Your Home
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Clean Home, Clean Mind: 3 Things that Require a Pro

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Elise Ho
Ph.D., D.N. Psych.
Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.