West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2004
In the aftermath of another catastrophic hurricane that produced record rainfall amounts, Flood Zone Correction, Inc., the nationÂs first flood zone correction company, urges all property owners to keep the storm drains clear!
Landscaping debris such as leaves, branches and other materials can clog storm drains that keep your home safe from floodwaters. When the drains clog or materials block the flow of water into the drains, water has nowhere to go but up, resulting in street, lawn and possible home flooding. Removing existing debris before and during lulls in storm activity will reduce the potential of unnecessary water damage.
ÂMost communities throughout the country have made significant investments in their drainage systems to protect against flood damage during heavy rainstorms. But, if the storm drains are clogged or blocked by debris, the risk of flooding increases dramatically,Â states Dan Freudenthal, President of Flood Zone Correction, Inc. Freudenthal continues, ÂWe encourage neighbors to band together to make sure their storm drains are clear to flow water away from their homes to safe locations. We urge everyone to conduct a thorough flood risk analysis to identify their true flood risk to make sure they maintain appropriate flood insurance coverage.Â
A flood risk analysis is a comprehensive examination of homes or buildings within FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)-designated SFHAÂs (Special Flood Hazard Areas). The analysis will underscore the need for a lenderÂs flood insurance requirement or provide an indication that the flood insurance requirement should not exist. As a public service, Flood Zone Correction, Inc., offers residential and commercial property owners a thorough flood risk analysis free of charge.
Flood Zone Correction, Inc., finds that many homeowners and commercial property owners are being forced to buy high-risk flood insurance when, according to its experience, 90% of their homes and buildings are not at high-risk to flooding during heavy rainstorms. These property owners should be able to choose a level of coverage that best meets their needs and budgets instead of being forced to maintain an amount dictated by third parties. Removing unwarranted flood insurance requirements saves homeowners an average of $500 every year. That can add up to $15,000 over the course of a 30-year mortgage. Freudenthal says, ÂProperty owners should create a hurricane preparedness savings account. The savings created by flood zone correction can be applied towards high windstorm insurance deductibles, debris removal or new landscaping after devastating hurricanes, like Charley and Frances.Â
Flood Zone Correction, Inc., an advocate for fairness in the evaluation of flood risk and the imposition of insurance requirements, evaluates flood risk not just in the wake of a storm, but 365 days a year. For more information, visit the Flood Zone Correction, Inc., website (http://www.floodzonecorrection.com) or call toll-free: 1-877-FLOOD ZONE.
Flood Zone Correction, Inc., has corporate headquarters in West Palm Beach, FL. Since its founding in 2001, Flood Zone Correction, Inc., has successfully reclassified over 90 percent of the properties evaluated, saving clients millions of dollars and adding tens of millions to property values. Flood Zone Correction, Inc., is a member of the Better Business Bureau Â Southeast Florida Chapter.
561-616-8443, ext. 119
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