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Spring Storms Can Cause Flooding in Stow, Ohio

5/25/2020 (Permalink)

Street Water Spring storms in Stow, Ohio can cause flooding and water damage to your home.

Strong Spring storms in Summit county, Ohio can produce 60-70 mph winds and torrential rain that can produce flooding. It is important to be prepared before these storms can cause water damage to your home.

Spring Flooding Prevention Guide

Fix Leaks Immediately: If you have cracks in your foundation or roof, it will make it easy for rain to get in and caused water damage.

Purchase Extra Protection: Spend money on your roof and purchase a waterproof barrier so that water does not seep into your home through the cracks.

Close Foundation Cracks: Seal any cracks in your foundation with caulk or masonry, which will fill the gaps for a cheap price.

Battery Powered Sump Pump: If the power goes out then your sump pump will stop as well. Having a battery powered pump will ensure that you are protected.

Move Important Items: Move your valuables to a higher level of your home if you can, it will protect them during a severe flooding event.

Catalog Your Possessions: Taking a home inventory can help you with an insurance claim if your home does end up flooding in the future.

Anchor Fuel Tanks: Unanchored tanks can float and release fuel in the event of a flood, so you should anchor them and wrap them in a waterproof insulation.

Prevent Sewer Back-ups: Install a sewer line check valve, which will ensure that the water only flows one-way which will prevent a flood.

Clear Drains and Gutters: Keep your gutters free of debris so that water is being carried away from your home, not towards it.

Install French Drains: French drains carry water away from your home, and are a good investment for homeowners whose properties are prone to flooding.

Homeowners insurance does not cover flood damage. Flood insurance is available to protect homes, condominiums and non-residential buildings including farm and commercial structures in participating communities. You can buy federal flood insurance through most major private insurance. If you experience a flood in your home or business in the Stow, Ohio area, please call the professional crews at SERVPRO of West Akron at 330-867-5723 for immediate cleanup and restoration. Our crews are available 24 hours a day! 

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