April showers bring May flowers, or that is what they say. But frequent and heavy spring showers can lead to flooding, which can cause thousands of dollars in damage to your policyholders’ homes. Remember, ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration offers professional water damage cleanup from flooding. We arrive on site quickly to begin the restoration process and salvage anything and everything we can.
To help policyholders who live in flood-prone areas minimize damage, share the following tips:
- Fix leaky roofs and foundation cracks immediately.
- Keep gutters and drains clear to carry water away from the home.
- Invest in a battery-powered sump pump to pump water out of the home.
- Move expensive items to a higher level of the home.
- Prevent sewer backup by installing sewer or septic line check valves, which allow waste to only flow one way.