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Flooding: five tips to protect your home

Flooding can cause significant damage to homes and result in significant repair costs.

Preventing flooding in the home is essential to ensure the safety of your family and the protection of your property.

In this article, we will provide useful instructions on how to avoid flooding in the home and minimise the risk of water damage.

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Flood: five tips to protect home
Flooding can cause significant damage to homes and result in significant repair costs. Preventing flooding in the home is essential to ensure the safety of your family and the protection of your property. In this article, we will provide useful instructions on how to avoid flooding in the home and minimise the risk of water damage.
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Use flood barriers
If flooding is imminent, you can use flood barriers to protect your home. Inflatable barriers or sandbags can be strategically placed around your home to contain water in the event of a flood.
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Keep gutters and drains clean
One of the common causes of flooding in the home is malfunctioning gutters and rainwater drains. Be sure to regularly inspect and clean gutters of leaves, debris and other materials that could obstruct the flow of water. Water stuck in the gutters can cause roof damage and facilitate water infiltration into your home.
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Install check valves
Check valves, also known as clapets, prevent water from flowing back into drains during heavy rain or flooding. This device can be installed in sewage pipes or drains to prevent flooding caused by backflow. Consult a professional plumber for proper installation and to make sure you have the right valves for your needs.
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Check the water pressure
Excessive water pressure in pipes can cause leaks and ruptures, increasing the risk of flooding. Make sure to maintain adequate water pressure, avoiding excessively high values that could put a strain on your plumbing. If necessary, install pressure regulators to stabilise the water flow.
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Raising electrical outlets and appliances
Flooding of electrical sockets and electronic devices can cause short circuits and damage them irreparably. To protect your electronic devices, be sure to install electrical sockets higher than the expected flood level. Likewise, if possible, elevate electrical appliances and equipment on pedestals or raised floors.
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26/02/2024
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