3. Check On Your Sump Pump
Your sump pump is your best defense against floodwaters. Check that power is running to the pump, along with a backup generator in the case of a power failure. Sump pumps should be in full working order with no issues to the well or basin.
Once again, routine maintenance is best performed on the sump pump each year to ensure the best performance out of the machine.
4. Move Area Rugs
If there are any rugs in your home, roll them up and store them on higher floors. Rugs that get wet during a flood are at risk of growing mold and mildew which can lead to additional issues and problems in the home.
If a rug is too large to roll and move, be prepared to dry it out quickly and thoroughly. Large fans and dehumidifiers will help in this process.
If Necessary, Shut Off Electricity
If you are provided enough warning before the floodwaters begin to rise, you can decide to turn off your electricity to prevent any damage to appliances, TVs, computers, or larger items including your main circuits and electrical systems.