Homes flood every single day. Sometimes floods occur naturally and, other times, they are the result of a manmade issue. When floods occur due to natural disasters such as heavy rain, mudflows and flash flooding, people are usually somewhat prepared thanks to weather reports and local news. Most often, however, homes flood as the result of manmade problems such as construction (roof or foundation) issues, structural damage, malfunctioning appliances, plumbing problems, burst pipes or broken water mains. When these types of floods happen, you do not hear about them on the news; you only realize a flood happened after the damage is done when you return home from work, vacation or a trip to the grocery store.
Costly Damage and Repairs to Expect After a Flood
Depending on the cause, a broken water heater or backed up drain, floods happen fast and damage homes just as quickly. In fact, harmful and dangerous mold can begin to grow in damp, water damaged areas of a home in as little as 24 hours. Costly repairs, water damage restoration, time-consuming cleanup and negotiations with your homeowner’s or flood insurance company will begin following a flood of any type.
After a flood, you can expect to incur costs to potentially remove, dispose and replace your home’s ceiling, walls, flooring material, and fixtures. You might also have to cover the expense of hazardous waste control and ventilation. In addition, a flood will damage your furniture, belongings, and keepsakes, meaning you might have to address more loss than structural water damage alone. Depending on the extent of damage, the total cost of repairs, disposal of damaged materials and replacing destroyed belongings can quickly become astronomical.
How Flood Detection and Monitoring Systems Work with Home Alarms
If a sensor detects water, it will signal Arpel’s 24-hour central station and our team of security alarm experts will contact a property reference to notify them of your emergency flood situation. Quick action to investigate the problem and rectify an ongoing situation can save major damage from occurring from an otherwise unchecked fault.
Protect Your Home, Belongings & Wallet from Costly Flood Damage
Even if you built your house on high ground, your home is still susceptible to flooding. Protect yourself, your house, your belongings and your finances by taking measures to ensure you are notified of a flood as soon as it begins. To learn more about flood detection and monitoring with home alarms and what steps you can take to safeguard your house from water damage, contact a professional at Arpel Security Systems today.