3 Types of Flood Control Tools for Your Home

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Here in Wilmette, flood control is something that every homeowner should be thinking about when protecting their home. There are many ways that a home can get flooded – from natural flooding to pipes bursting to an appliance malfunctioning, your home could be in danger of needing flood control at any time. To protect your belongings and the structure of your house, here are three tools we recommend at North Coast Sewer and Drainage.

1. Backwater valves to protect against natural flooding

If your home is in a low-lying area where natural flooding could be a problem, one of the first things we’d recommend is to install backwater valves on sewer lines connected to your home. This helps to prevent sewage from flowing back into your home if there is any flooding – something appreciated by all homeowners everywhere, not just in Wilmette. Flood control for natural water issues can also be accomplished by other presentative measures, like regular gutter cleaning and having floor drains in basements or garages.

2. Backup sump pump in case of outages or emergencies

Another problem that causes water damage in homes is a failed sump pump. This could happen due to failed parts within the sump pump, a power outage affecting an electrically-powered pump, or issues with the installation of the sump pump. Having a battery-powered backup is a great idea to keep your home dry and prevent one of the more common causes of home flooding.

3. Leak-detection devices on appliances that use water

The other major cause for homeowners in Wilmette to need flood control is failed appliances. Washing machines that have sprung a leak, water heaters that failed, dishwashers or other appliances that were overworked – all of these things can cause flooding in the home. There are flood prevention devices that you can attach between the machine and its water supply line, which will automatically detect leaks and alert you to the problem. This can help you stop flooding in its tracks before the problem gets out of hand. To know more, click here.

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Keeping your home safe from accidents and the weather is an ongoing battle – that’s why we are here to help.

For more tips on Wilmette flood control tools, contact us at North Coast Sewer and Drainage today. Our office in Skokie can be reached by emailing northcoastsewers@yahoo.com, or calling (847) 361-0970.