Tips to Prevent Spring Flooding

Water Restoration

As the weather begins to warm up, springtime brings with it the potential for flooding. At PuroClean of Harrisburg, we know all too well the damage that can be caused by flooding, and we want to help you prevent it from happening. Here are some tips to help you prevent spring flooding in your home or business.

  1. Keep your gutters clean and clear: Clogged gutters can lead to water overflowing onto your roof and seeping into your home’s foundation. Make sure to clean your gutters regularly to avoid this problem.
  2. Ensure proper grading around your home: The land around your home should be sloped away from the foundation to prevent water from pooling around the foundation. If necessary, add soil around the foundation to improve the grading.
  3. Install a sump pump: A sump pump can help to prevent water from entering your basement or crawl space. This device is installed in the lowest part of your home and pumps out any excess water that may accumulate.
  4. Check your home’s foundation: Inspect your home’s foundation for any cracks or gaps that could allow water to seep in. Seal any cracks or gaps with waterproofing materials to prevent water from entering your home.
  5. Be mindful of landscaping: Make sure any trees or shrubs around your home are planted at least 10 feet away from the foundation. This will prevent roots from growing into your foundation and causing damage.
  6. Store valuable items on higher floors: In the event of a flood, store valuable items on higher floors to prevent damage. This includes important documents, electronics, and sentimental items.
  7. Invest in flood insurance: If you live in an area prone to flooding, consider investing in flood insurance. This can help to protect you financially in the event of a flood.

By following these tips, you can help to prevent spring flooding and protect your home or business from potential water damage. If you do experience flooding, remember that PuroClean of Harrisburg is here to help. We offer 24/7 emergency services to help you recover from water damage as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Last edited on 12th of April 2023