Tips for Responding to Flooding Situations in Your Home | SERVPRO of Conway & Faulkner Counties
We can all appreciate a good rainstorm at this time of year. Sometimes our lawns really need it, and other times, it can be really refreshing after a long stretch of hot and humid days. But while a soft and gentle rainfall may be calming, more severe weather usually isn’t.
Severe storms can rip across our landscape to dump intense waves of rain on our houses along with high wind and occasional hail. While we can rely on our homes to keep us dry and safe the majority of the time, heavier rain can sometimes force its way into our homes in a variety of locations.
Our SERVPRO® of Conway & Faulkner Counties team wants you to stay safe under any circumstances, so we explain some easy ways to prepare for intense rain as soon as a watch or warning is issued.
Storms are a regular part of summertime in the Conway area, and this year was no different. In addition to mild to moderate rainstorms, we also suffered some pretty extensive damage across our community. Rain has the unique ability to cause a wide variety of damage from ruined walls to flooded yards and basements.
While there is nothing we can do to stop Mother Nature, we can be prepared for the different scenarios when they do occur. Stay connected to the forecast and understand the different potential threats so you can take action right away.
Safety for your family and your home is always a top priority during severe weather. Postpone or cancel any outdoor plans and head home to start preparing, just be sure to avoid any roads that you know tend to flood easily in the process.
Once you are all safely home, start preparing your yard and property. Tidy up any loose items like toys or lawn equipment, and pull your car into the garage. Tie down anything that can’t be easily picked up, like your trampoline and lawn furniture, and then head inside.
Move any fragile or sentimental possessions away from the walls and off the floor of the lowest level in your home and turn off electricity to those rooms just to be on the safe side. After that, all you can do is stay inside and wait it out. If water does start leaking into your home, stay calm and simply call our water damage restoration team for a full restoration.
It can be frustrating enough to deal with the current damages, let alone think about them potentially happening again. These type of situations can be overwhelming, but they can actually help you fix the problem for good! For example, if you always have water issues in your basement and your sliding door seems to leak water whenever it rains, you can turn your attention to any seal repairs or consider grading your yard to ensure any rain that does fall will flow in the opposite direction of your house.
If your basement always floods when it rains really hard, consider investing in a sump pump. Sump pumps automatically turn on when they sense excess water near your foundation, so they will collect the water and pump it back to the surface.
Water and flood damage are unfortunately always a possibility no matter how much you prepare. Just remember that our restoration team is available day and night to help you recover faster!
We are here for all of your water disasters. Contact us day or night for a quick recovery.