Avoid Water Damage this Spring Season

Spring is here, and that means the heavy rainy season is coming. Severe rain showers often mean flooding in your area. Flooding can mean potential water damage to your home. It is important that you know how to prepare and avoid water damage during this spring season.
Floods are one of the most common hazards in the U.S. because they can happen anywhere at any time. To avoid water damage to your possessions this season consider some of the preventative tips:
Protect important papers
Important papers and documents should be moved to a place where they will remain safe and dry. Protect these essential items by using a safe deposit box or waterproof container. Remember to include insurance policies and other critical documents.
Clean gutters
Gutters and downspouts help prevent water from seeping into the ground that is next to the foundation of your home. With proper maintenance, the chance of flooding occurring in your basement is less likely to happen. Keep an eye out on your gutters several times a year. Check for debris or blockage that may prevent the flow of water.
Arrange basement
Floods can be unavoidable at times. Arrange any furniture and other items in your basement in a way that may prevent water damage to these items. Move valuable items from the bottom shelf to the top shelf where water cannot reach them.
Check your sump pump
Owning a sump pump is crucial when trying to prevent floods from happening in your basement. If your basement is more susceptible to flooding, it is always a good idea to have an inspection of your sump pump done. Always check to make sure that the valve is clear of dirt and debris and any obstructions from discharge line are cleared away.
We encourage everyone to do what they can to avoid water damage to their homes. But sometimes with flooding, water damage is unavoidable. Water damage should be handled with extreme care and by professionals. Next time there is any water damage in your home call Hays + Sons to have the situation handled the right way. We have water damage restoration experts ready to serve you at any of our locations in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Muncie, Crown Point, Fort Wayne, Lafayette, & Columbus.  

Safety Tips for Flooded Basement Cleanup

We know you don’t want to think about or deal with the hassle of water damage from a flooded basement. Unfortunately, there is a chance that your basement could flood during the rainy season. A flooded basement is undoubtedly aggravating and inconvenient.
If you have to do flooded basement cleanup, we want to make sure that you are cleaning up the mess in a safe manner. Don’t make these common flooded basement cleanup mistakes! Here are four steps and several tips to help you keep your family safe and get back to normal. Continue reading “Safety Tips for Flooded Basement Cleanup”