Cleveland OH (PRWEB) October 26, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on the prevention of flooding during heavy rain conditions. This sort of water damage can build slowly, and can be catastrophic if not promptly dealt with.
Regular roof inspection is highly recommended, since damage or missing shingles and worn out flashing can allow easy access by rain water, snow and ice. Black asphalt shingles that have turned brown should be replaced, as this is a clear sign of wear.
Roofs should have regular maintenance performed to keep them in proper condition. While this may be a costly job, depending on the condition of the roof, it is usually far less than the amount spent on repairing water damage as a result of a faulty roof.
If heavy rain is expected, sandbags are recommended around windows and doors. This creates pressure to act as a wall against incoming water.
Flood detection systems can alert homeowners as to the presence of flooding in a given area through texts or alarms to the homeowners cell phone. Most of these devices are set up in basements, but can be installed anywhere in the home.
Backflow valves can be installed in the piping system to prevent the pipes from backing up and flooding the home. These are commonly found in sewage lines and are excellent devices for managing excess water.
In the event of damage due to heavy rain, call a local water removal professional. They will have the technology and experience necessary to handle even the largest water damage scenarios.
Based in Cleveland OH, RestorationLocal.com is one of the leading water damage restoration companies in the country, with contractors in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed. More information on water damage prevention and treatment can be found at their website.