Floods prove to be huge contributors to havoc, created by weather fluctuations and mishaps. It is thus mandatory for citizens to know the ways of preventing, rather reducing the damage caused by floods. Perhaps, this is all we can do.
You may be an avid follower of weather forecasts and keep yourself updated with what the skies and waters are up to. However, the reports garnered by you may not be as accurate as you desire them to be. Flash floods can strike ferociously, elevating its ability to cause disasters with increased intensity. This is how floods work, nevertheless, it is our duty to stop the mad dash mission that floods are set to achieve. Loss of property, possession and family are phrases that rings a loud bell in the mind when you hear the term ‘floods’. We unfortunately do not possess the power to halt or delineate its intentions, all we can afford to do is to accumulate and abide by preventive measures that arm us adequately to fight the situation. In this article, you find yourself coming across important tips and ways to avoid flood damage.
Preventing Flood Damage
Your home and your property may be on the brink of damage if you do not think of the measures that may aid you in preventing floods. You have to check that your home and your belongings are secured to the fullest. Even if you incur damage, the scale of loss should not be tremendous. Revamping your house after water damage can be a task that one may never like to endure, so make sure that you prepare your house and yourself to fight floods.
☁ #1. Safety with Sandbags
Sandbags have proved effective from letting the waters seep in through windows and doors. You may buy bags made of canvas in bulk and store sand in them. You may have easy access to sand if you have a garden or a sand dune play area made for your children. Store sand in these bags and tie them near your windows and doors of the house so that water seeping into the premises may be considerably controlled.
☁ #2. Apply Waterproof Exterior Paints
For the safety of your house exteriors and keeping the water from entering in homes, you may be pleased to know that with the application of veneer paints may keep your engineered floors, wallpaper studded walls can be saved to a large extent.
☁ #3. Insure Valuables
It is always advisable that you insure your belongings and make arrangements by enrolling for insurance policies. You may also arrange for bank lockers and keep your valuables such as jewelry or important documents safe and sound. Make sure that you transfer and store your important contact numbers, business codes and files in another file that you may designate to the locker.
☁ #4. Secure Electrical Levels
The electrical wiring in the house must be elevated so that water may not touch the wiring and electrical components. All the electrical systems must be elevated from their current levels so that the probability of a short-circuit or any other faults in the fuse box due water seepage may be safely ruled out.
☁ #5. Keep a Tab on the Weather Forecast
Weather forecasts may not be on-the-dot accurate all the time. However, they are capable of intimidating us about the potential area that are likely to endure floods. If you are aware of the situation, you may be able to aver the troubles and difficulties by securing your belongings as far as possible.
☁ #6. Raising Electrical Appliances
Humidifier, water heater, or an electricity back up system must be secured. You must raise their levels from the current installation site, so that; even though there is water seepage, the appliances do not incur damage.
☁#7. Install a Sump Pump
A sump pump can be extremely beneficial to prevent water logging. It also prevents water from stagnating in the peripheries of your house, thereby removing water efficiently after floods.
☁ #8. Equipping the Garden
You may have plants that can retain and hold the topsoil, so that the mud or soil does not enter your house, keeping the garden and the soil to a large extent, in place. You may have sediments of soil and mud entering your premises at the least, but excessive damage will not be created.
You may make take note of these methods, and apply them well before you spot flood signs. It is way better to stay well-prepared for calamities, rather than getting worked up about the situation at the eleventh hour.