You should familiarize yourself with some of your homes more vulnerable places and the problems those places face. For example, you want to recognize things like a tree that has a tendency to grow too close to power lines, so you know to be sure to have it trimmed in order to prevent safety issues if the tree were to interfere with the power lines. You also want to be sure you recognize the parts of your home that are going to be at risk of flooding, so you can stay on top of flooding risks and be well prepared for dealing with a flood, should one end up happening in your home. Here are some of the places in your home that you want watch for flooding.
One of the biggest areas in a home that you are going to have to be concerned of flooding in is the basement. There are several reasons why basements are at a greater risk of flooding than other areas of the home. The number one issue with basements is their location. The basement will be at least partially underground.
This means rainwater will be held against the wall of the basement at ground level and the water will seep down into the soil where that moisture will also be held against the walls of the basement. Any cracks or weak areas will allow water to enter the basement where it will cause serious water damage. Also, if there is a serious flood then all that water will find a way inside, whether it be through the walls, through the windows, or both.
Another reason why the basement is more at risk of flooding than other areas is because it is under other parts of the house. This means if there is a flood somewhere else in the home then that water will naturally go downward due to gravity. When the water goes downward, it will eventually wind up in the basement and once again, this can lead to severe water damage.
Your laundry room
Your laundry room is more susceptible to water damage because it is where you will use your washing machine. Since you more than likely put your clothing in the washer and then leave the room for extended periods of time, this means water can flood that part of the house and you won't even know that it is happening until you decide to go back in to finish the load of laundry.
Your bathrooms have a lot of plumbing going through them. There is plumbing going to the sinks, going to the baths, going to the showers, and going to the toilets. The water will also be brought back out of the bathrooms via other pipes. All of this plumbing means an increased chance that flooding could take place.
Always watch for signs that a flood danger is near, such as flood warnings in your area or problems that are starting to show themselves sin your plumbing system. If you end up with flooding in your house then it is imperative that you have the flooding dried up and have flood damage restoration services done to prevent further damage.