Homeowner Tips to Avoid Basement Flooding
Leading Brooklyn plumbing company offers flood prevention tips as “Flood Awareness Month” approaches
BROOKLYN, N.Y. Feb. 26, 2016 –Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc., a leading plumbing company serving Brooklyn since 1906, is offering New York City residents tips to protect homes from basement flood damage as “Flood Awareness Month” approaches in March.
“Too often people in our area do not take the time to prepare their homes for the heavy rains that come to New York in the springtime,” said Michael Petri, owner of Petri Plumbing. “Homeowners know that there is a chance for flood damage during this season but often think that this chance of damage will miss them or won’t affect their home.”
Each year, New York residents spend thousands of dollars on repairing water damage from floods. Prevention is the most convenient, least expensive action homeowners can take to protect their homes. Professional plumbers such as the experts at Petri Plumbing emphasize the importance and convenience of scheduling a quick inspection with a licensed plumber.
“Taking the time to prepare a home for potential flooding helps reduce additional expenses caused by water damage so it’s important to take preventative action,” said Chris Petri, assistant operations manager.
Here are three guidelines from Petri’s Plumbing on how to reduce the chance of water damage:
- Keep leaves and debris out of drains.
A homeowner should regularly inspect their home’s gutters and drains for leaves, sticks, etc. that might have piled up. Remove the leaves and debris from gutters to allow for rain to properly flow through.
- Reduce runoff from your home that can cause flooding.
Collecting water in rain barrels and cisterns can keep rain from accumulating in certain areas of a home.
- Seal windows, wells and cracks in floors, walls and the house’s foundation.
Even the smallest crack creates potential risk for water damage. Professional plumbers can inspect homes thoroughly for all possible cracks that might exist. If cracks are found, then appropriate measures such as sealing with proper glue products will prevent the chance of water leaking into a home when it rains.
Taking precautions to prevent water damage from floods can go a long way to saving a homeowner’s money from water damage repairs. Reaching out to a professional can avert potential danger for a household disaster. Though a homeowner can save money by inspecting their house on their own, a professional who can ensure that a home is flood proof is the safest measure residents can take.
Preparing homes for substantial rain during the spring months is an exercise the professionals at Petri Plumbing are familiar with, as they have helped numerous Brooklyn and Manhattan residents save on repairs and damage bills. To find out more information on how to prevent flooding for your home, call Petri Plumbing at (718) 748-1254.
About Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc.
Petri Plumbing and Heating, Inc. is a family owned and operated business serving Brooklyn and the New York City area. Founded in 1906, the company offers a 100 percent guarantee on all services, upfront pricing, and friendly and knowledgeable Service Experts for all kinds of home and business plumbing and heating needs. Services offered include water and gas pipe leak repair and installation, fixture installations, inspections, boiler repair, water heater installation, complete bathroom, kitchen, laundry & utility room remodeling and more. Petri Plumbing is also licensed and certified by Green Plumbers USA – the first in New York City. For more information, please visit: http://www.petriplumbing.com/