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4 Water Damage Prevention Tips SERVPRO of Newport Beach Wants You to Consider This Spring

3/31/2019 (Permalink)

As the weather gets warmer, the chances of your pipes freezing and bursting are low. However, water damage is still a possibility. It’s the rainy season! You want to make sure you protect your home and SERVPRO of Newport Beach as you covered with these common reasons for flooding and water damage in the spring.

Recheck Your Area

When you bought a home, you likely checked to see if you were in a flood area. If you rent, you may not have thought about checking for flooding, assuming your landlord would have done this. However, it’s important to make sure your home is not at risk of flooding or find out if it is so you can protect your own belongings.

Always recheck your area. Climates and land change. What may not have been a flood risk at one point in time may be a risk now. If you are now in a flood zone, you’ll want to take precaution to protect your home and items.

Look Up Expected Flood Levels

While checking on the area, make sure you look at the expected flood levels. There are times that things will be out of the ordinary but for the most point, you can find out just how high the flood waters are expected to go.

This will help take precaution where you need to. You’ll be able to take steps to ensure your home is ready for flooding in specific parts, prioritizing the more likely affected areas to save money and conserve efforts.

Make sure any important documents and irreplaceable items sit above the flood levels.

Get Your Insurance In Order

One thing SERVPRO of Newport Beach highly recommends is getting your insurance in order. Not all home insurance will come with flooding insurance. This can cost extra.

The last thing you want to do is suffer a flood and then find out that you’re not covered. Make sure you get things in order to make the recovery and restoration process as quickly and stress-free as possible.

Prepare with the Right Equipment

As well as checking on your home insurance, find out other steps you can take to keep your home protected. Some insurance companies will expect you to take reasonable steps to prevent flood damage from expanding across your home.

Building supplies and sandbags are your best friend during the spring. Place the sandbags down to offer something to soak up the water. This helps to prevent the spread and they work well around windows and doors.

Building supplies can help to minimize the amount of water that comes through. You can block off entry ways or manage the drainage system better. SERVPRO of Newport Beach can offer advice on the type of building materials and methods you can use to protect your home from flood water in the spring.

You may find your home insurance will cover these preventative measures. Call before you buy to see what your options are.

Take precautions during the spring. While you may not have the frozen and burst pipes, you’re in rainy season and that means the risk of ground water running into your home. SERVPRO on Newport Beach wants to help prevent problems instead of restore your home as much as possible.

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