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7 Important Tips To Help You Avoid A Water Emergency From Heavy South Florida Rains

6/12/2018 (Permalink)

green house with man on roof preparing for water damage Preparing your home's roof for heavy rain season is a must in West Palm Beach.

A big problem you can face living in Florida is heavy rain during the summer. Many people in West Palm Beach deal with it every summer. Many floods happen because poor or blocked drainage give the water no place to go and it builds up. Take a look at these following tips to help you be prepared for the next heavy down pour!

Walk around your house and check the foundation. It should be sloped at least 10ft. Builders do this so that water runs away from the home.

Elongate downspouts at least 10 feet from your home to keep it a good and safe distance away. Send the water away from your house, but also make sure it's not just going over to a neighbors house and flooding their home.

Using creative landscaping is a great idea to keep water from getting into your home and from building up.

Clean downspouts and gutters at least twice a year. Gunk builds up in your gutters and downspouts, blocking water. Water needs somewhere to go, so you need to make sure that your gutters and downspouts give it a clear path. Cleaning gutters also helps avoid flooding.

Annually inspect your roof. Catching a roof problem beforehand can save you money and frustration.

Turning off utilities is sometimes necessary during a water emergency. Knowing how turn off utilities is good to reduce stress or panic as well.

Repair any cracks in the foundation so that heavy rain won't sneak in water into your home. A water emergency can start slowly with water seeping through cracks and turn into a huge headache as time goes by.

If you have any questions or are experiencing a water or flood emergency, please give us a call 24/7 at (561)795-5410

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