You might have seen on the news how flooding disasters are becoming more and more common around the country. No one wants to see their neighborhood under several feet of water with cars floating by, but for more and more people, it is a real risk. What are some factors that can contribute to your home being at risk for flooding?
Location, Location, Location
While that is what you would hear from your realtor when looking for a new home, it is also something that comes into play when you assess the danger of flooding in an area. Is your home close to waterways that are prone to flooding? Is it near the ocean? Is it much lower than the surrounding neighborhoods? All these factors play a role in the risk factor for your home.
What Lies Below
The soil your home is built on also plays a major role. If water can drain easily through the ground, it is going to be better off in a flood, while types of soil that won't let water through can make a problem worse. Hard packed clay and similar ground is going to cause the water to accumulate on the surface and possibly cause flooding in your home.
The problem with cities is the amount of asphalt as well as rooftops that funnel the water down towards you. Large parking lots can easily collect huge amounts of water that will need somewhere to drain. If your home is downhill from a parking lot, that could be a cause for flooding where you live.
Remediation For You
Flooding can do huge amounts of damage to your home, and it could cause problems that linger for years. This is why it is essential to partner with a trusted remediation company, such as us here at Hero Remediation.
When you see any of the previously mentioned situations arising near your home, keep us in mind.
HERO Remediation is Central Florida's premier flood and water damage restoration company. Fully licensed and experienced.