Spring Showers Bring May Flowers
Springtime is almost here! Unfortunately for many Toronto area homeowners, spring and even summer rain can mean basement flooding, leaks and water damage insurance claims. With April being the wettest month of the year, it’s no surprise that large amounts of rain impacts homeowners in the following months with sudden and accidental water damage. Here are some tips to prepare for the spring showers and prevent water damage to your property.
You can take a preventative approach when it comes to protection from flood damage. To help you avoid flooding problems, it’s a good idea to educate yourself in terms of what steps you can take. Here are some examples:
1. Inspect your roof system, especially a flat roof with a drain. To prevent leaks, check the condition of the roof system, edges or shingles - especially if you already experienced ice damming during the winter months.
2. Keep gutters, eaves troughs, and window wells free and clear. Remove any blockages of debris or leaves so that water can drain properly. Consider installing a downspout extension to avoid leaks into your basement.
3. Check your foundation walls and garden or landscaped areas for pooling or drainage problems. Look for any puddles or oversaturated soils, and if you see cracks seal them to prevent basement water damage from seepage. Make sure that your property has proper grading so that water drains away from your home. This is especially important as the snow and ice melts.
4. Check your basement. If your basement has a sump pump, take the time to check it and do a test run, especially if it doesn’t get used that often. Look at installing a back-water valve that will automatically close in the event of a sewer back-up.
Have a Plan Before You Have Water Damage
Flood water from heavy rainfall can be contaminated and dangerous, so when you can’t prevent it, make sure you stay safe. If your basement is damaged by overland flooding or seepage call a local water damage cleanup and restoration company in the Greater Toronto Area to help you cleanup, dry, sanitize and repair the water damage.
SELECT Restoration Services is the restoration company in Toronto you can trust for reliable, comprehensive basement flood cleanup services. Would you know what to do after discovering water in your basement? We can help. If you need fast water cleanup and restoration services in the Greater Toronto Area, including sewage cleanup, sanitization and dehumidification services, make us your FIRST CALL in an emergency.
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Please contact SELECT Restoration Services if you have questions about seepage, sump pump installation, waterproofing or if you need an emergency water damage restoration in Toronto, including basement flood cleanup, roof leak detection and emergency water restoration requiring specialized sewer backup cleaning products and equipment. We can help you to repair damage caused by basement flooding.
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