Fall has arrived in the Dayton area, but some people are already thinking about next spring. If you’re concerned about flooding and water damage that comes from a flood, choose Ram Restoration. Preventing flood damage can help in avoiding water damage and mold growth in your home or office. However, if you do end up having water damage or mold growth in your commercial property or your home, you’ll want to have a restoration and remediation expert ready to help. Ram Restoration is here to do that.
Regularly Check Your Sump Pump
Sump pumps move water away from your basement and away from your house to prevent a flood or water damage. But when your sump pump fails, it means flooding and water damage is right around the corner. In order to try and prevent a flood because of your sump pump, you’ll want to check it on a regular basis to make sure it works properly. If you’re concerned about your sump pump failing, you may want to consider a back-up battery to prevent sump pump failures.
Check and Clean Downspouts, Gutters, and Drains
Having clogged downspouts, gutters, and drains means water is likely to stay plugged up in those systems. Perform regular checks to make sure debris isn’t remaining in your downspouts, gutters, and drains. If they are, make sure to clean them out to prevent any flooding from heavy precipitation in the future.
Seal Basement Windows
Your basement is one of the spots in your home that is prone to water damage and flooding because it’s underground and has poor ventilation. If you’re looking to prevent flood damage to your basement, you’ll want to make sure your windows are properly sealed. When your basement windows, and the other windows throughout your home, have proper sealing, it prevents water from entering through the windows. Thus, you prevent flood damage and the ensuing water damage.
Shut Water Off Immediately
Even with all of your preparation, a water event can happen. If your home or office space does end up having a flood, there are still steps you can take to help minimize some of the damage to your space. The very first step you can take is to shut off the water supply. This will prevent any additional water from coming to the affected area and reduce the amount of damage to your space. Additionally, if you can safely move unaffected items away from the water, you can do that to make sure they aren’t damaged.
At Ram Restoration, we are a locally owned and operated company. In the Dayton area, we are the best water damage restoration and mold remediation company. We are always ready to help. If your work at preventing flood damage didn’t go as planned, it’s okay. We will come to your space within 30 to 60 minutes after we receive your initial call. Need water damage restoration or mold remediation? Contact Ram Restoration today.