This rainy season you don’t want your carpeting, furniture and appliances to get soaked from flood. You don’t want to risk the safety of your family from damaged lighting or electronics because it gets ruined in the rain. You also don’t want to get sick because of all the diseases and illnesses that you might get from contaminated water due to flooding.
Nothing is more inconvenient and dangerous than living in a flood-prone location. But transferring to a better location to avoid flooding during the rainy season is not practical. It is also expensive and takes a lot of time.
So here are some practical and easy ways on how to protect your home and your family from flooding.
Safeguard your electrical systems
Before the rainy season starts, make sure that you raise all your light and electrical switches, sockets, circuit breakers and wiring at least a foot above the expected flood level in your area. Or if you are planning to build a home, strategically position these light and electrical wirings and switches higher from the floor.
Raise outdoor equipment
Electrical units and power generators should never sit on the ground. So make sure to raise these equipment before the rainy season starts. Unanchored tanks or supply lines may contaminate your surroundings if affected by flood.
Check your water valves
Your source of water can be easily contaminated when there is a flood. That is why, it is better to double check your water valves for any leaks or damages.
Determine how water flows into your house
Test the angle of your floor. Your floor should be sloped in a way that water will flow outside your house.
Last minute measures
Make sure to check and clean your gutters. Also, move furniture, rugs, electronics and other belongings to upper floors or at least raise them off from the ground floor. And elevate major appliances onto concrete blocks if they’re potentially in harm’s way from flooding.
These are just simple ways to protect you and your home. Now, for those who are still looking for potential homes or residences, make sure you choose those that are in flood-free areas.
Hausland Development Corporation, one of the leading providers of quality and affordable house and lots in Central Luzon, develops residences in flood safe areas. Some of their affordable rent to own homes includes Fiesta Communities Porac, Mabalacat, Angeles (Mining), and soon in San Fernando. All these residences are located in safe and flood-free areas.
If you want to learn more about these affordable homes, contact I Am A Homeseller today.