Flood Damage Fitchburg

Flood Damage

Flood damage can occur from many different sources. A  broken pipe, floodwaters, a storm overflow, sewerage system overflow or drainage system malfunctions are just a few ways your home or property can incur water damage from flooding. Basements are prone to floods because water easily flows down into them and because of an increased hydrostatic pressure when the surrounding ground is saturated. Carpeting, flooring, drywall, ceilings, appliances and more can be water damaged by even the slightest amount of flooding.

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ServiceMaster by Williams has actually been offering an immediate response and expert service for flood and water damage in Fitchburg, Massachusetts for over 30 years.

 Flooding is a major risk in the spring time. Because the ground is still frozen, snow melt and heavy spring rainfall does not seep into the ground. Rivers, such as the Nashua River in Fitchburg can rise from excessive melting and ice jams.

It only takes a few inches of water to cause extensive water damage to your home and it’s contents.

 

Watch the video below to calculate just how costly flood damage can be- especially if water removal and drying is not performed by trained professional. The more immediate the response, the more quickly ServiceMaster by Williams can have your home or business back to normal.

Here are a few ways to prevent flood damage…

1. Keep gutter systems and drainage spouts clear.
2. Install Back flow Valves.
The Federal Partnership for Safe Houses, or FLASH, suggests entrance shutoffs. They provide more powerful seals than flap or check valves, and valves need to be installed on all water pipes entering your home.
3. Prevent Flooding in your Basement
Considering that water naturally flows down into them and due to hydrostatic pressure when the bordering ground is filled, basements are prone to floods. There are a number of additional procedures property owners and company owners can take to minimize the occurance and quantity of basement damage. These consist of checking your basement for any kind of signs of water leak or entry, and caulking cracks. Other more extreme actions such as re-grading the slope away from the building may be necessary in some cases.
4. Dry Flood Proofing your residence or business.
If your property is at higher threat because of distance to water or flood-level grade, you may want to take into consideration dry flood proofing actions such as applying a water-proof coating to the wall surfaces.
5. Protect your well from contamination.
If you think your well could be vulnerable to flooding, call in an expert well inspector to safeguard your well from contamination.

If flooding is an immediate hazard …

Take final procedures as waters increase.

  • Clear gutters, drains and downspouts.
  •  Relocate furnishings, carpets, electronic devices and other possessions to top floors, or at least elevate them off a ground floor.
  •  Shut off electric power at the breaker panel.
  • Elevate home appliances onto cinder blocks if they’re potentially at risk from flooding.

To make your home or business a lot more resistant to flooding, find even more resources readily available at the IIBHS website.

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