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Flood Protection

Flood Protection

With the Spring comes melting snow & ice as well as rain showers. In many areas of the country, this time of year means potential disaster from floodwaters. The folks at Hartford Steam Boiler has some tips to help protect your property when the floodwaters rise.

Know Your Flood Exposure – there are maps & websites that can help you determine the likelihood of floods in your area. If you live in a flood-prone region, take extra steps by having sandbags & other emergency supplies on-hand.

Watch The Electrical – during floods electrical power can suddenly be cut. If you do have to leave your property because of flood, shut off power to the property from the main power panel. This will help to protect yourself & others from electrical shock when power is restored.

When Equipment Gets Wet – items such as water heaters, furnaces, washer/dryer, central air units will need to be thoroughly cleaned and inspected to make sure they are in safe & working condition. Electronics will need specialized cleaning/repair and may not be salvageable. Combustion motors pose a huge problem due to the need to drain all fluids and check/clean every pipe/opening.

Keep In Contact – one of the most important items to keep handy are the contact phone numbers for you insurance carriers. Keeping in contact with the company & adjuster during a claim will help to speed up the process.


Contact Us!

At Marsilje & Vander Plow Insurance Agency, we can work with you to make sure you’ve got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call at 616-396-1497 or send us a note at marsiljeins@gmail.com. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what’s important to you is protected!

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