A home is one of the biggest investments you will make. It is important that you take the appropriate steps to ensure that your home is protected against flood and water damage. Water is one of nature’s most destructive and harmful forces. It deteriorates a home’s foundation, decays wood timbers and harms appliances and furniture. Flood and water damage can cost a homeowner thousands of dollars in repairs.

Weather conditions, storms, downed trees and rolling black outs will leave homeowners without power. During these times, water can enter the home at quicker rates. Experts estimate that just five minutes of no power or a downed sump pump can result in more than 90 gallons of water entering a home. If the power is down for an hour or more, a home can take on a damaging 1,000 gallons of excess water. Flooding can also cause mold and fungus to grow in as little as 24-48 hours after water enters the home.