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How to prevent water intrusion

11/11/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding residence SERVPRO of Wheaton/Kensington, your water mitigation specialists

Did you know that most insurance providers do not cover water damage due to storm water intrusion unless you have flood insurance? Did you know that you have to live in a flood zone to be able to purchase flood insurance? Or did you know that water intrusion in considered a category 3 water loss? In all cases water intrusion is never a good thing, we know! Here are a few tips to prevent water intrusion in your basement or foundation.

- Create a flood barrier using sand bags to prevent water intrusion from basement doors.

- Improve outside drainage by unclogging your outdoor drains periodically.

- The overflow of water due to a clogged gutter can cause pressure to the foundation. Periodically cleaning your gutters can prevent damage to your foundation, which may cause water intrusion.

Remember, should you need assistance after water intrusion, we are always here to help. Your local SERVPRO of Wheaton/Kensington can make it “Like it never even happened.”

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