Last year our regions experienced record setting rain fall and water levels. Devastating flooding took place throughout the Bay of Quinte, Prince Edward County, Brockville and Leeds and Grenville areas.
These floods and flood warnings continued throughout the summer and in some cases did not return to more appropriate levels until the fall season was within sight. Read more about last years flooding here.
Along with high water levels comes home and basement flooding. Water damages often result in costly repairs, renovations, possession replacements and sentimental losses. In many cases, home insurance does not include damage to property and possessions, and some items are just irreplaceable.
— Quinte Conservation (@quinteca) May 18, 2017
This year has been a traditional Canadian winter. We have seen lots of snow and freezing temperatures which could lead to an intense thawing season, especially if we come up against a rain-filled spring. Those that have not encountered flooding in the past could still face unexpected and unwanted water in their home.
-Is your home in an at-risk area?
-Have you had issues with flooding in the past?
-What do you have in place to combat flood season?
What Can You Do?
There are lots of options when it comes to protecting your home against flooding. Be sure to repair any cracks or breaks in the seal of basement windows and the foundation of your home. If there is snow or ice on the ground around your foundation, consider clearing it away when there is mild weather approaching. It is also very important to ensure that your eavestroughs are clean. Make sure that their downspouts divert water properly away from your home. If you are in a high-risk area such as a waterfront property, you will definitely want to consider sand bags as protection if and when flood risks present themselves.
What Can We Offer?
To gain additional peace of mind this spring, consider installing a monitored water detector. Monitored environmental detectors allow you to know when unwanted water enters your home. A phone call and/or notification will inform you before significant damage can occur.
Water detectors aren’t just for flood prone areas. They are useful in a number of areas including basements, laundry rooms and bathrooms.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know when unwanted water enters your home? These devices allow you to catch a puddle before it becomes an indoor swimming pool!