Brooklyn is definitely not exempt from the risk of flood damage, and we got a taste of that last July. Especially with all of the old homes in this city, it is important we prepare for the unthinkable.
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2015
Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc., a leading plumbing company serving Brooklyn since 1906, recognizes March as Flood Awareness Month by offering useful tips to prepare homeowners for the flood season. According to the New York Daily News, last year’s torrential downpour not only threatened lives, but it caused structural damage to the Brooklyn Bridge. With the memory of last year’s damages and the realization that flood season is on the horizon, Brooklyn homeowners are encouraged to take proper action in order to protect their homes, belongings, and loved ones.
“Brooklyn is definitely not exempt from the risk of flood damage, and we got a taste of that last July,” said Petri. “Especially with all of the old homes in this city, it is important we prepare for the unthinkable.”
In order to take preventative measures for the oncoming flood season, Petri Plumbing offers home plumbing inspections to safeguard each home’s sewer lines against the threat of a potential flood. In the event that preventative measures were not taken or were not enough, Petri Plumbing also offers 24 hour emergency plumbing as well.
Sewer lines can be affected by backups throughout flood season, which can lead to seepage and a dangerous living space as a result. In an effort to avoid this condition, backflow prevention systems should be installed, replaced, or inspected in order to ensure all sewer lines stay clear. When sewer lines are clear, a home is free of dangerous gasses and bacteria. For optimal performance, yearly backflow prevention tests are also encouraged.
“More often than not, the site of water damage and mildew is located in the basement,” said Petri. “We can prevent water from coming into your Brooklyn home by installing a sump pump in the basement so that the groundwater can be safely collected and discharged from the property.”
Some additional routine precautions residents can take include investing in a flood insurance policy, elevating appliances twelve inches, anchoring appliances that cannot be elevated, and storing high value items in higher places.
To learn more about Petri Plumbing, call 718-748-1254 or visit: http://www.petriplumbing.com/
About the Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is a family owned and operated business serving Brooklyn and the New York City area. Founded in 1906, the company offers a 100 percent guarantee on all services, upfront pricing, and friendly and knowledgeable Service Experts for all kinds of home and business plumbing and heating needs. Services offered include water and gas pipe leak repair and installation, fixture installations, inspections, boiler repair, water heater installation, complete bathroom, kitchen, laundry & utility room remodeling and more. Petri Plumbing is also licensed and certified by Green Plumbers USA - the first in New York City. For more information, please visit: http://www.petriplumbing.com/
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