Protecting Your Family From Floods: What You Need To Know
For most parents looking to make the home the most protective environment for their children, they start designing it, renovating it, and making sure that it is a comfortable place. However, there are things that we have no control over. Floods are one of those things that we hear happening to others, but never to us. But floods are not just something that’s a natural disaster or external force; it’s something that can occur in the home too. What does it take to protect your family from floods, wherever they come from?
Ensure Your Home Is Prepared
You can do things like preparing a flood survival kit, but you need to make sure that your home is ready in other ways. For example, you need to make a note of where the switches are if you need to turn off your gas and electricity. It would help if you also considered applying specific coatings and sealants to your foundation, windows, and walls that may add that extra bit of protection from flood water leaking through cracks in the walls.
Have a Plan
If you do not know what to do in the event of a disaster, you need to have a plan well-thought-out. This should include what you would do in the run-up to any flooding in the home, during a flood, and what you can do afterward. You should also consider administrative tasks such as the insurance process.
Know the Causes of House Floods
It’s not just about the external causes, but it’s about the internal ones as well. If you look at the infographic below, it shows the different causes of floods in the home. There are natural disasters, but there can be poor drainage, foundation issues, as well as burst pipes. When you know the overall causes, you can protect your family better.
Infographic by Home Go flooded house visual