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Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Remodeling Tips, Remodeling Tips & Articles

Protect Your Home Before, During and After a Flood

It’s been a wet month. Every day heavy rain continues to change the Mid-Willamette Valley’s landscape, threatening our homes and property. Take back control with Dale’s Remodeling’s list of recommended actions to take before, during, and after a flood.

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Before the Flood

The best protection against flooding is prevention, and that begins by assessing the vulnerable points of your home.

  • Raise buildings for the best protection.
  • Stop floodwater in the yard with floodwalls, levees, French Drains or a flood sensor.
  • Install raised platforms, anchoring, and watertight covers on electrical and climate systems.
  • Add an extra layer of roof protection under your shingles.

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During the Flood

Quick action and good prior planning can save you precious moments when the water levels are climbing.

  • Immediately move vulnerable objects to a safe place.
  • Take important documents in a sealed watertight bag, along with emergency medical supplies, prescription medications, clothes, blankets and non-perishable food.
  • Move vehicles to higher ground.

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After the Flood

The water has subsided and it’s time to think about how to fix the damage.

  • Perform inspections for cracks, mold, leaks, and settling in the affected areas.
  • Make a plan immediately to protect your home against future floods.

Contact Dale’s Remodeling today for more information on how you can protect your home against flooding before the first raindrop hits the pavement.

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