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Tips to Protect Your Basement from Flooding to Avoid the Need for Water Damage Restoration 

Flooding is a very real and ever-present problem that anyone can have, whether you live in Frazer, PA; Detroit, MI; or Boston, MA. Water damage can be extremely destructive and can happen anytime. It can happen inside businesses, private homes, and everywhere in between. Many homeowners assume (or hope) that they’re immune, putting their focus on just about anything else around the house but potential water damage. But if you don’t want to have to deal with flooding and all of the issues that come with it, you have to prepare ahead of time. If you don’t, it will be too late, leading to headaches and costs that can really drain your wallet. So, what should you do? Keep reading to find out more. If you have any questions, give the water damage restoration experts at ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration a call at (610) 431-3553.

Clean Out Your Gutters

You may not like it, but this task must be done. Gutters can be traps for debris such as leaves and sticks, and even toys if you have children who like to toss around their things. Rodents and other vermin may make nests in your gutters, making it difficult for water to flow and drain properly. This can lead to an overflow and eventual flooding in your basement.

Assess Your Landscaping

Lawns with hills and slopes can be a big problem. A heavy rain can lead to rainwater sliding down to your house, and this can lead to the need for water damage restoration or mold removal. See what landscaping changes you can make to prevent this from happening. Just the simple act of grading soil or rock around the edge of your home to facilitate water flow away from the structure can help immensely.

Contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of Frazer, PA, to use our services or to find out more about water damage restoration. We can be reached here or call us on the phone at (610) 431-3553.