Solution floated for flood-prone homes
May 12 2018
Rising water levels threaten homeowners and construction sites from Atlantic Canada to the West Coast. Restoration and renovation companies will no doubt be busy when the water recedes.
BigSteelBox, which has extensive experience working with homeowners during flood seasons, offers some advice on protecting valuables when the water rises.
• Don’t wait until flooding has started to take steps to control damage. Rent a secure storage container that is wind, water and rodent-proof to store basement furniture, tools or valuable items.
• If you don’t have room for a storage location on your property, you can have your loaded steel container moved to a secure storage facility to keep items safe in the event of a flood.
• Electrical tools can be a safety hazard when exposed to water. Store any unnecessary electric tools, like a lawn mower or power drill, outside of your home in a secure storage container. Make sure the fuel is removed prior.
• If you do experience a flood in your home, be sure to take safety precautions such as to turn off all water and electrical sources, wear protective gear if you enter the home, and contact a restoration company as soon as possible for an inspection.