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Did you know that in 2018, Singapore experienced the worst flash flood ever, in the last 30 years1?

Even if your home is not located in a potential flood zone, you may have to deal with extreme wet weather at some point, putting a strain on your home’s water resistance. Here are 4 simple tips on how to keep water out of your home and away from your valuables.

  1. Make sure you have a good sump pump, maintained and ready to go.

    There’s a big difference between a cheap sump pump and highly rated one with a large capacity. Making a little larger investment may mean you can spend less money in damages later.

  2. Clean your gutters and downspouts.

    If they’re clogged, the rain may be redirected toward your home’s foundation, instead of away from the house.

  3. Consider your below-grade windows or doors.

    Is there a way you can direct water away from them? Or do you need to consider renovations, to close off those areas that might be more susceptible to floods or excess water runoff? Again, a little investment in keeping your home protected may mean that you don’t have to worry about water damage later.

  4. If water in your home is inevitable, move valuables out of the basement or at least off the basement floor.

    This will keep your replacement costs down to a minimum, if you experience a loss.

If you would like to find out more on how you can protect your home and your valuable possessions, leave your contact details via the 'Contact Me' button below and our representatives will get in touch with you.



1Ang, D. (2018, Jan 08 Published). 'Worst flash floods in 30 years': Bedok resident. Channel NewsAsia


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