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Proper Drainage Will Protect Your Home During Storms

8/2/2022 (Permalink)

The time to be thinking about proper drainage is before the monsoons hit. Our monsoons can deliver a significant amount of water in a very short period of time, burdening rain gutters on homes to keep water away and drain correctly. Be sure to maintain rain gutters and overall proper drainage to keep your home from flooding during storms.

How proper drainage can protect your home

The rain gutters surrounding the eaves of your home are there to help prevent instances of flood damage from occurring. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not even know about a problem with their gutters until it is malfunctioning and causing a backflow or overflow situation to arise, flooding your home. These spouts can get clogged up from debris such as leaves, bird nests, or other material, or may fall into disrepair over time and not adequately drain water away from your home. It’s a good idea to inspect your rain gutters at least once a year to ensure they’re capable of properly channeling storm waters away from your home. It’s also a good idea to review how the drainage of your surrounding yard is overall. Is water draining away from your home, or towards it? If you find that the majority of the rain is pooling around your foundation, work with a professional to rectify your draining situation before the next storm hits to prevent water damage

When rain gutters fail

Unfortunately, many homeowners fail to inspect their rain gutters and drains and only discover there’s an issue when water starts to seep in through the ceiling or roof. When that happens, it’s imperative to call a water remediation specialist like SERVPRO of East Phoenix as quickly as possible. From the moment that our SERVPRO team arrives at your home, we work to assess what needs to happen to seal up water entry points of your home. Depending on the severity of the flooding inside of your house, our SERVPRO professionals might only need to use portable pumps to remove the water. Larger quantities might require the use of pump trucks from our fleet of vehicles.

Our water remediation process

SERVPRO follows a tried and true water repair process for homes. We inspect and assess water damage. We then remove as much water as we possibly can using whatever equipment necessary to get the job done. We then tackle drying and dehumidification. Drying is one of the most essential components to flood damage restoration. Lack of proper drying can lead to further weakening of construction materials in your home, can allow for more water penetration in the immediate future, and can also allow for unfortunate damages like mold growth to occur in this affected area. After drying and dehumidification, we deal with cleaning, sanitizing, and restoration if needed. It’s a process that can help your home return to the preflood condition as quickly as possible.

A clogged or damaged gutter system cannot divert the water away from your home, and it eventually allows water to find a way inside your home. Improper drainage surrounding your home will do damage as well if not addressed. When you struggle with situations like this, reach out to our experienced SERVPRO of East Phoenix team of restoration specialists. We can help you remove the water and bring your home back to the way that it should be. Give us a call anytime at (602) 507-6163.

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