Flash Floods In Montgomery County - What to do?
A few weeks ago, the Montgomery County area was hit by intense storms and flash flood warnings. Have you ever wondered if your home or business is safe in the event of a flash flood? You may believe that a flood will not affect your property, yet everyone is in a flood zone regardless of where they reside.
Tips for when storms and flash floods are in our area:
- Stay on high grounds! Stay away from low areas where water from a storm can accumulate.
- If you have to evacuate, remember to pack all of your essentials, including your insurance policy, your insurance company contact information, toiletries, and emergency fund.
- For emergency, information updates check your local news.
Preventative steps to take:
Install a rubber roof underlayment - if you are replacing your roof. A rubber roof underlayment is a great preventive step to have in the event of severe weather. A rubber roof underlayment installed can prevent leaks and water from coming inside your property.
Keep it clean - make sure your gutters and drains are cleaned out regularly. Remove all debris, including leaves, twigs, and branches, to keep them from clogging and overflowing into your property.
Keep a battery-powered sump pump - to pump water out of your property. In the event of a power outage, a sump pump running on electricity will not work. If you have a battery-powered sump pump, you will not run into that issue, ridding your home of excess water.
If your property is affected by a flood, you should contact our certified technicians at SERVPRO to restore the water damage. Do not let water damage take control of your daily routine. We are about our local communities, and we care about you. SERVPRO of Bethesda / Potomac and SERVPRO Chevy Chase / Silver Spring provide a quick and efficient response. If you have questions regarding fire or water restoration and what we do, call us SERVPRO of Bethesda / Potomac and SERVPRO of Chevy Chase / Silver Spring 301-530-7400.