5 Facts About Flooding Every Homeowner Should Know

As a homeowner, you want to do everything you can to protect your property. You install fire alarms in your kitchen, carbon monoxide detectors throughout your home, and you always make sure to lock the door before you leave for a day of work. But do you know how to protect your home against flooding? Read on to learn five important facts about flooding — then, take steps to protect you and your family.

  • Floods are more dangerous than you think. Flooding is the most widespread emergency issue in the United States. In fact, 90 percent of all U.S. Presidentially-declared disaster zones involve flooding.
  • No state is totally safe from flooding. There is at least one area prone to flash flooding in all 50 states in the country.
  • You should never enter flooding water. Flood water often contains bacteria and other contaminants. Never enter a flooded area, even if the water is shallow enough to make movement possible. If you get flood water on your body, wash it off with soap and warm water.
  • A flood can cause long-lasting damage to your basement. A damp, wet basement that’s been flooded is the perfect breeding ground for mold. If your basement has been flooded, call your local provider of mold inspection services in New Jersey as soon as you can to assess the damage and remove dangerous mold from your home.
  • Flood damage isn’t covered under most homeowners insurance plans. Most homeowners insurance policies cover damage caused by all natural disasters, except earthquakes and flooding. If you live in a flood-prone area, you should add a flood insurance plan to your homeowners insurance policy.

If you’ve been the victim of flooding, you might have mold growing in your basement. Rightway Waterproofing provides mold removal in New Jersey to keep your home and family safe. Give us a call today at 866-741-6190 to get started or to learn more!  

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