Water is a big requirement in our life and there is no life without water. As a tribute to The World Water Day, this is how you can avoid a flood in your own home. Water is helping the humanity by providing the water to drink, clean, cook and much more. But, flood is not what we want to happen especially for the one who lives in the place with the heavy rainy season.
Ways to protect your home from the flash flood
Have you ever thought to?
- Seek advice from your Consult federal and local agencies about the likelihood or pattern of flooding at your living place?
- Check what kind of valves in your house that leads the sewage out of your home area during flash flood?
- Check any preventive measure that available in your home or that provided from your house-renter.
Honestly, every house need to have their own flash flood preventive measure to avoid any damages to the house and to avoid the one who living in there from danger during the flood. If you are 100% sure that your house is situated at the highest point of the land and there is no history of flood in your area, you don’t have to worry about the flood. But, if you aren’t, this is what you should do.
Get help from a competent contractor
The best option for you to do this is by getting the help from a competent contractor in your local area or outside your local area. Make sure that they are competent and licensed to make any constructions or modification in your house pertaining flood prevention. Maybe you should check with your local building department if such construction required any specific permit.
Flood proof or Safeguard in-home electrical and climate systems
You need to alter or raise the electrical switches, power outlet, circuit breakers or any electrical wiring so it can, at least, a foot above the floor area. Just in case if your housing area is also the seasonal flood area, you should never let those electrical wirings be less than a foot from the floor level.