How to Protect Your Home or Business In a Woodland Hills Flood
Each year homeowners face flooding, whether it’s from a heavy rain storm or bursting of pipes. It’s very important to be prepared and to protect your property if you live in or work near a flood zone in California. Although you can’t stop a flood from happening, you can lessen the impact that water damage has on your woodland Hills property. Here are a few steps you can do to help keep water from invading or destroying your home and property.
The absolute best thing you can do if you think you live in a flood zone is to have a plan of action well in advance. Here is a list of things to think about:
- Keep all of your important documents in a watertight container.
- Have a separate lockbox for jewelry & all other valuables, or consider a safety deposit box.
- Contact your marketing representative at SERVPRO of Woodland Hills and set up an Emergency Ready Plan (ERP) for protecting your home & getting a quick service response after a flood.
Use Sandbags & Flood Barriers
Let’s face it, some homes are more susceptible to water damage due to grading and drainage issues. Lower flood water, however, can be contained by laying out sandbags & setting up flood barriers around your doors and foundation. Even if some water manages to get in, sandbags & flood barriers can reduce the water damage & can save you thousands of dollars in repairs.
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