Protecting your property from flooding
Flash Flood Warning-- the alert that many of us dread because of the concerns that our homes will be affected by it. SERVPRO of Milwaukee North understands that your home is more than a structure: it's your family’s furniture, clothing, keepsakes, and other belongings that help transform a house into a home. Here are some helpful suggestions on how to protect your property just in case disaster happens.
How to Protect Your Property:
- Keep insurance policies, documents, and other valuables in a safe-deposit box. Keep them in a place where it's least likely to be damaged by a flood.
- Raise your furnace, water heater, and electric panel to higher floors if there are areas in your home that are capable of being flooded.
- Install check valves in building sewer traps top prevent flood water from backing up into drains of your home.
- Seal walls in basements with waterproofing elements to avoid leakage through cracks.