You might know how stressful a flood can be and how much damage it can bring to your house. Water damage is very difficult to handle and be taken care of so always be aware of any problems even the small ones that you think can cause water damage. With a few simple steps and maintenance tips and whale keeping an eye on the water system of the house, you can greatly reduce the risk of experiencing a basement flood. If you want to be safe, take a look at this article. 

Things to do to protect your basement from flooding

  • Take care of your landscape and yard.

We always forget that our yard might contribute to water and flooding issues. The shape of the flower bed and the yard being slope, can pool up the water around the house and this water will find its way in and cause trouble. You either have to find the right level for the land or yard to not be dangerous or you have to install drains. 

  • Gutters and downspouts need to be cleaned once in a while.

If you want the water from rain and storms to not pool up around your home foundation, an essential thing you should do is clean and maintain the gutters and downspouts. Make sure they are properly positioned so the water flows freely. 

  • Inspect and repair cracks on the foundation.

To prevent water damage and flooding, visually inspect from time to time the basement, foundation, for any cracks or openings and fill them. These cracks can act as an open door for any water around the house to enter inside and make a mess. 

  • Inspect sewers and the septic system.

Skipping the inspection of sewers and septic systems on a daily basis is a perfect way to invite catastrophes inside your home. As the maintenance lacks, clogs, sewer backups, and overflows tend to happen. 

If you own a house, take care of it so the house takes care of you. Water damage does not come just by themselves, they bring other things like structural damage and mold infestation, which is a pain by itself. It’s true, it is not an easy journey so make sure you keep an eye on the small thing too, so you can avoid bigger problems. 

Why CPR24 Restoration Company is the right choice

Before moving forward with any restoration, homeowners should search for and find the right company. CPR24 Restoration is the one company that provides disaster response, restoration solutions, and services for residential and commercial properties. We are an insured and certified restoration company that is qualified to work in GTA Toronto. Also, we are more than ready to fulfill your needs with excellence. CPR24 Restoration will appoint a restoration surveyor to advise you on what is required and provide you with an estimate for the work. We will ensure you the best and safest results. Choose a company with years of hands-on experience in emergency fire, water restoration, disinfecting, and mold and asbestos remediation, that can tender to every detail. Call our 24/7 support team at +1 416-551-8287 or send us an e-mail at [email protected].