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3 Ways To Prevent Your Home From Flooding

With more than 20 years in the flood damage industry, Kleen-Tech have accumulated a wealth of knowledge with expert tips to ensure you can take steps to prevent an indoor flooding event. These are just a few steps that you can take to help prevent an unexpected flood.

1. Keep Gutters Clean

The gutters installed in your property serve one of the most important functions of driving water away from your roof, tiles and house. They require maintenance to prevent clogs and blocked gutters in order to prevent the risk of overflow and flooding. If the gutters in your property are broken, damaged or obstructed the water will find its way into your premises fairly quickly. Gutters serve the critical function of reducing moisture build up on your property by alleviating water built up near your roof, window seals, external structures, basement, foundation and internal structures. Kleen-Tech has restored properties all over Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs that have experienced severe flooding caused by broken or block gutters. Without maintenance and scheduled checks it’s easy to forget about gutters and their importance. If you ever experience flooding inside your home as a result blocked gutters or leaks call Kleen-Tech 24/7 any day of the year to attend your property and commence the remediation process. With over twenty years of experience our friendly specialists will help you restore your property to pre-loss condition as soon as possible.

2. Fix any leaks as soon as possible

If you find a leak in the roof and identify water building up in the ceiling cavity, it is advised to have the roof inspected and any broken tiles or leaks in the roof repaired as soon as possible. Under these circumstances we recommend using a bucket to collect the water as it falls down and prevent any secondary damage to the wooden floorboards or carpets. If this happens unexpectedly during heavy rainfall, continue to leave the bucket in place until the rain subsides. Once the rain stops you can arrange a technician to assess the roof and repair any damage. The same goes for any other kinds of leaks around the house including cracked or damaged pipes, hot water tanks and windows that have been left open by accident.

3. Routinely inspect your property

If you routinely inspect your property you are more likely to come across any structural damage and vulnerable points where water might enter your property. By checking your gutters, basements or attics and inspecting the roof tiles, you can immediately prevent an indoor flood event by occurring by repairing the damage as soon as possible. The frequency in which you inspect your property can depend on the type of property you have, the safety to inspect the property and the climate in which you are located. It’s recommended that houses with many trees in the immediate vicinity check their gutters more often than other properties. You can schedule a general check once every six months or once a year. If you are located in an area that is prone to storms or hurricanes, you could check more frequently than this too. By assessing your property and the environment, formulate the right frequency for inspections and aim to repair any identified damage as soon as possible.