Small floods are a nuisance for homeowners. However, if left untreated can lead to bigger issues like mould and structural damage. Instinctively owners will turn to their insurance companies to cover the cost which may not be the best choice. Small floods when caught early and addressed promptly may cost less than your insurance deductible to fix independently, and by doing so will not affect your insurance premiums.
Basement flooding can occur at any time for a variety of reasons. Often, they are caused by lots of rain or rapid snowmelts in the spring, but it can also occur during dry weather. Anyone with a basement is at risk, but there are steps homeowners can take to reduce their chances of flooding. We spoke with Restoration 1 Canada, a restoration company that specializes in flood mitigation and restoration to gain insight on the most common causes of basement floods and the best ways to treat or prevent them.
Small floods are a nuisance for homeowners. If left untreated they can lead to bigger issues like mould and structural damage. When caught early and addressed promptly flood clean up and/or repairs may cost less than your insurance deductible to fix independently. Here are some small steps homeowners can take to help determine if it is necessary to open a claim with their insurance company when experiencing a minor flooding.