Floods can be a devastating natural disaster here in the Foley, AL area, so being prepared is key to protecting your home. Here are some tips from us at Southern Risk Associates on how to get your house ready for a flood:
Flood Preparation Tips
1. Check your pipes and valves.
Make sure all of your pipes and valves are in good working condition so that they won’t burst under pressure from the flooding. Consider purchasing special valve covers or other tools that can help protect them even more.
2. Elevate furniture and appliances.
Move any furniture or appliances that might be prone to water damage off the ground if possible. This will ensure that they don’t become submerged if the waters rise high enough.
3. Install check valves on drains and toilets.
Check valves will help prevent the backflow of floodwater into your home through drains and toilets, helping to keep the inside dry.
4. Keep sandbags around just in case.
Sandbags are an effective way to block water from entering through doorways and other openings in your home, so it’s smart to have some on hand when a flood is possible in your area.
5. Have emergency supplies ready
Have emergency supplies ready ahead of time, such as bottled water, flashlights, batteries, first aid kits, blankets, etc., so you can be prepared if you need to evacuate quickly due to rising waters or power outages caused by flooding in your area.
Consult With Us
Following these tips can help you get your house ready for a flood before it happens – preparing now may mean saved possessions and peace of mind later! For more tips or to explore a flood insurance policy, give us at Southern Risk Associates a call today. We proudly serve the Foley, AL area.