Water Damage: Protecting your Home from Flooding - Part 1
As a homeowner, you play an important role in protecting your home from flooding. First, you must have an understanding of what flooding is, how it occurs, and how it can affect your home. If your home has already experienced water damage from flooding, give our team a call and we will determine the best way to assist you.
Potential causes of flooding:
Proximity to stream channel: If your property is near a river channel, it might be at risk of riverine flooding caused by rainfall and rapidly melting snow. This is known as a flash flood resulting from heavy or excessive rainfall in a short period of time (less than 6 hours).
The limited capacity of local drainage systems: The risk of your home flooding after a heavy rainfall increases when the drainage systems in your local area exceed their capacity; this would cause water to back up and fill other sections. If the intensity of rainfall is high, water will continue to rise and potentially affect your home.
We at SERVPRO of East Greenville County have a qualified team that specializes in water damage restoration and water damage cleanup; if your home has been affected by a flood, give our team a call and we will be ready to help you.