Protecting your home and plumbing systems from flood conditions is incredibly important. If you don’t then you could find your house full of floodwaters. All of that damage can ruin your home and force you to move even if you don’t want to. So here are some ways to stop the flood when it starts inside your home.
Clean Drains and Gutters
Before you can do anything else, you need to inspect your home’s drains. After you’ve done that, you also need to make sure that the gutters are cleaned out. Make sure that nearby culverts are kept clean too since they help move water away from your home. Any debris is still around, like fallen leaves, can affect the soil. Shifting soil could lead to more water damage in your home’s foundation, which is something you don’t want to happen. Extending the runoff spouts connected to gutters and putting gutter covers on can help make a difference, too.
Maintain the Sump Pump
After that is taken care of, you need to make sure that the sump pump is working. If you’re not sure how to do this, then it’s time to call for help from a professional plumber. Clogs in the pipes could cause issues. Test the pump by filling up the crock with a few gallons of water and then run it and see what happens.
Turn Off Water Supply
Turning off the water supply, for the time being, can also help you prepare your home for the next time a flood hits. Any time you think water damage is possible, you need to be able to switch off your home’s water supply. Find the valve and make sure it is easy to reach. Doing this can stop polluted water from getting into your house.
Maintain the Water Heater
After taking care of everything else, don’t forget about the water heater. This means that the power supply will need to be inspected. It doesn’t matter if it runs on gas or electricity. If there is less pressure in the system, then it’s more likely that the flooding won’t be as severe.
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