5 Things You can Learn from the Burlington Storm Flood

Posted On August 7, 2014

The recent severe thunderstorms and subsequent flooding in Burlington and other areas across the GTA was an eye opener for many people. It was almost unbelievable how quickly the flooding occurred, and how much it caught people off guard. From people being stranded on the highway to the countless basement flooding issues, the recent flash floods just proves once again that things like this can happen to anyone.

Are you Prepared for a Flash Flood?

If you are like many Ontario homeowners, you are probably not prepared should a flood occur. Rather than be reactive, it’s very important to be proactive and take the steps today to be prepared. Do your research today and find a restoration company that you can call if a flood happens. Put their contact info in your phone. Even though you may not be able to prevent a flood or water damage – you will be prepared to call a company to help you out as soon as the flooding starts. The quicker you take action, the more likely you will be able to minimize the damage.

Are you at risk?

Do you live in an area that is at risk of flooding? If you are not sure, then you need to find out, especially if you live in an older neighborhood, which are most often at more risk for floods. If you do live in an at risk area then it’s a good idea to have your basement assessed to see if your home requires waterproofing.

Some Words of Advice if Flooding Occurs

If severe weather and flooding is forecast, don’t panic. Remember that your community will be there for you should you experience extensive flooding and water damage. There are plans and programs in place to help people that experience flood damage.

Take the first step to being proactive by putting our phone number in your phone contacts. If you have water damage or experience a flood, all you have to do is call 1-888-558-4867 and we will be onsite as soon as possible to help you get your home back to normal.


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