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Three Ways to Protect Your Tarpon Springs Home From Flood Damage

10/4/2018 (Permalink)

Clogged gutters can result in damage inside your home.

Three Ways Tarpon Homeowners Can Reduce Flood Damage

Have you recently relocated to Tarpon Springs? Do you know that floods can strike your home in many ways? For instance, hurricane storm surges and flash floods. Have you protected your home against flood damage? Well, if not, this is the right time to do so. There are three ways you can protect your property and reduce flood damage.

Check weather reports daily:

To prevent flood damage to your Tarpon Springs home, listen to the weather forecast daily. The local weather channel relies on data from the National Weather Service. The National also provides warnings of hazardous weather. These warnings give you time to set up preventative measures and protect your property. Also, you can sign up to your local flood warning service. In case of impending floods, the service sends a tweet, email, or text to your smartphone.

Maintain your gutter system:

Gutters direct rainwater from your roof to the storm drain. It is wise to maintain your gutters before the heavy rains to prevent flood damage in your home. Step one, clean the gutters. Step two, remove any leaves and twigs blocking the path of water. Step three, check the gutters for cracks and gaps.  

Crawl space encapsulation with plastic sheeting:

Crawl encapsulation is a flood preventative measure where a heavy duty durable liner or plastic sheeting is used to cover the floor and walls of your crawl space. The plastic sheeting is multi-layered and reinforced with polyester scrim. This liner acts as a vapor barrier between your crawl space and the soil.

To prevent flooding, installation of a sump pump system is a must. Sump pumps help to remove standing water in case of flooding. Another issue that crawl encapsulation tackles is humidity. To counter this, a vapor barrier expert can install a permanent dehumidifier in your home. Dehumidifiers help manage condensation and humidity in the crawl space.  

SERVPRO flood damage experts have extensive training in mitigating water damage. Thanks to our quick response, we can save your home from secondary damage. Also, we can reduce your restoration costs.

At SERVPRO of Tarpon, we know that the best defense against flood damage is preparation. The preventative measures above can protect your family and home, but it is wise to consult our experts in case of doubt. If you need our services, call our 24/7 emergency line at (727) 934-5555.

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