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Our Flood Damage Technicians Discuss The Pros And Cons Of Sandbags In The Bronx

7/23/2019 (Permalink)

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The Pros And Cons Of Sandbags For Flooding In The Bronx

Sandbags are a universal solution to help prevent the penetration of floodwater into Bronx homes and commercial structures, especially when area residents get prepared for the rising water conditions. With multiple solutions in the form of temporary flood barriers, the question becomes, which is the best choice for you and your property? Understanding both the advantages and disadvantages can help you to make a more informed decision well before the clock is ticking.

It is possible to entirely prevent flood damage to Bronx structures with the appropriate preventative approach, but choosing can be a challenge. Multiple factors can make options like sandbagging ideal for your property and what could also encourage you to seek alternatives. Our SERVPRO professionals can help any home contending with flood effects, but taking the right steps to reduce these damaging conditions can save you time and money on getting things back to normal.

The pros and cons of using sandbags to prevent water flow into your property are:

    •    A cheap solution for water diversion
    •    Often made available for free from home improvement locations or the municipal offices during a crisis
    •    Can get relocated as needed

    •    Labor-intensive approach
    •    Water can still penetrate any cracks or breaches
    •    Arduous to clean and dispose of after the emergency has subsided

In many cases, homeowners and property management divisions have sought alternatives to using sandbags, primarily to increase success rates when every minute counts. While there are many choices, and people have developed many valid approaches to limiting water flow during a flood, some of the popular choices that require less time to successfully erect are:

    •    Flood fence barriers
    •    Inflatable water dams
    •    Hydrabarriers

Finding the right solution to prevent flooding your home does not have to be a complicated procedure. Understanding sandbags and the alternatives ahead of time can help you to make the right decisions in real-time. Give our SERVPRO of South Bronx team a call to help you make all flood effects “Like it never even happened.” You can reach us 24/7 at (347) 590-9902.

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