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Tips to help prevent flooding in your home

Seal your home’s foundation
If there are cracks in your home’s foundation, water can get in and cause damage. Water build-up can weaken the foundation of your home over time, too, leading to more serious problems. Use mortar or masonry caulk to seal any cracks and fill any gaps in your foundation.

Keep your gutters clear
Clogged rain gutters and storm drains can prevent the free flow of water, causing it to back up and pool around your home. When water pools, it’s more likely to seep between shingles, behind siding and into other cracks.

Install flood sensors
A flood sensor can help to ensure that if your home does start to flood, you’ll be immediately alerted to it. These sensors are triggered when they come in contact with water, so place them behind toilets, under sinks, near appliances and in your basement.”

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One of the more proactive things you can do to prevent flooding is to repair any leaks – no matter how small they may be. Check your walls and ceilings and look for any water damage. If you notice any, it might mean that a serious problem could occur in the future. Also, be sure to look for pooling water in the basement, especially around your water heater.

The team at Bauer Restoration offers water damage restoration to Twin Cities area residents. Call 507-333-9838 to speak to a resident and inquire more about this service. We look forward to working with you!