The average basement flood causes about $4,000 in property damage here in Long Island – and that number could rise substantially without knowing how to deal with a flood before, during, and after it happens.
The good news is that with quick thinking and action and a proactive approach, you can greatly reduce the likelihood of a flood and mitigate its impact.
Most basement floods result from leaks caused by pressure in the soil surrounding the foundation of your home. This happens because:
While heavy rains can bring challenges that push the limits of any home structure, there are things you can do to give your home its best chance to survive them. More on that below.
It is imperative that you respond quickly and correctly if you experience a flood in your basement. Here are six things to do immediately in the event of a flood in your North Fork home.
Avoid these hazards:
Take steps now to prevent floods in your Eastern LI home later. Contact Burt’s Reliable today to learn more about professional plumbing services in Long Island’s East End and North Fork!