The best way to avoid flood damage in your home is to keep it from flooding in the first place – and while there’s nothing you can do about natural disasters, there are a few things you can do around the house to minimize your chances of flooding.
3 Things You Can Do to Keep Your Home From Flooding
There are a handful of things you can do at home to make it less likely to flood, including:
- Investing in smart water valves
- Use water sensors
- Use appliances with water protection
Smart Water Valves
There are companies – like leakSMART – that make smart water valves that work with water sensors. If there’s a leak, you’ll find out on your smartphone. At the same time, sensors send a signal to the valve that shuts off water at the source to prevent flooding.
Water sensors, which you can place in strategic locations through your house, are battery-powered and connect to hub that alerts you. (And if you have smart valves installed, they’ll also receive a signal to shut off water.)
Appliances With Water Protection
Many new kitchen appliances – particularly higher-end models – have automatic shutoff valves. Some even have leak detection technology.
Do You Need to Talk to a Disaster Remediation Expert in Ann Arbor?
If you’ve had a disaster, whether it’s water damage, fire damage or something else, we may be able to help you start moving forward again.
Call us at 734-352-9183 or contact us online so we can schedule an appointment to analyze the situation and help you get back on track.