When it comes to flood monitoring, the primary client isn’t someone who lives in a flood plain. We’re talking about emergency flooding problems that occur inside a home with no warning. For example, a leaky roof may lead to unexpected flooding during a bad storm. If a water heater fails, residential flooding can occur quickly. Plumbing problems or issues with appliances like a clothes or dish washing unit are also major home flooding risks.
The result of an unexpected flood in a home can be a great deal of property damage. The first thing to be damaged is the floor. However, as water levels rise, the walls can begin to be affected and so can many furniture items, even those that have legs lifting them an inch or two off the ground.
How to Minimize Flood Damage Costs for Clients
The more damage caused by a flood, the more inconvenience to the homeowner. It’s not even just about loss. It’s about replacing damaged items and waiting while water damage crews repair the floor, walls, etc. How can flood monitoring help?
Water sensors are generally placed near problem appliances such as a hot water heater. These sensors detect water overflow and send out an alert. The homeowner is contacted so that an immediate response is possible. Therefore, the damage is limited to the extent possible.
Rather than coming home to a few inches of standing water, learning of the issue in real-time can allow a homeowner to respond hours sooner. Contact NMC to discuss the types of environmental monitoring that we offer.