Facts About Home Flood Protection
So you've moved into the perfect home. Now, you have the home furnishings you've always wanted and then you find out--you're in a flood hot zone. Oh my, why weren't you told sooner? Most people don't ask unless there is a body of water right by the property or they live in an area that is inundated by rain. But did you know that a very high percentage of homes are in flood zones that they are unaware of and that only get hit once and a while? But when they do, it's so bad they need the correct home flood protection.
What is home flood protection?
When people think home flood protection, they only think insurance. Most people don't have that either and that needs to be looked at--right now. But--what's more important is your home and safety in the event of a flood and for the time after the flood. Make sure, you have enough food and clean water for a few weeks thereafter as well.
Now, about the types of equipment you will need to keep your home and property as safe as possible from rising water from flash flood or flood from rain over flowing a body of water.
Types of Protection:
Each type comes with some crucial questions that you can answer on the website or by calling.
Quick Dams are one of the most common types of home flood protection. If you have this at the very least--you should be able to protect your property to a certain extent.
How to quick dams work?
A quick dam is a filled fabric with a polymer type substance that is found in diapers and even the pads that are at the bottom of a meat tray. When enough water hits the substance, it will absorb and expand within five minutes. Two things can happen at this point depending on the severity of the flood. It will either divert water or absorb it to prevent flooding of an area.
How do you pre-activate them?
If you lay them out where you need them to be--when the rain arrives--it will activate them. Conversely, you can water them down with a hose or place them in a stream.
How long do they last?
If you activate them--and keep them in place--they will last a few months. Prior to activation, you will be able to keep them forever in it's original packing as long as they are dry.
Flood sacks, flood doors and flood boards are the three most important home flood protection items to have. Water always finds the path of least resistance. Cracks that are less than an inch wide can cause a concentrated inundation of water. When water is squeezed through small spaces it moves faster and rises quicker, it's just physics. So, in this case flood sacks and a flood door would work in tandem to keep the water outside where it belongs.
Floods are nothing to play with. Water is a force of nature that takes up three quarters of the planet we live on and it is an unstoppable force--when it wants in--it wants in. Call us now and allow us to find the most effective home flood protection system you will ever need.