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Preventing Water Damage

4/12/2017 (Permalink)

Exposed water damage before containment.

January through March of 2017 have been some of the wettest months on record. Sacramento County Board of Supervisors issued a local state of emergency effective for 30 days on Tuesday in response to the series of storms, with heavy rainfall throughout the Sacramento, Roseville and Citrus Heights Area’s.

Most homes are at least slightly at-risk for flood damage, but in many cases, multiple factors in the topography, environment, and positioning of the home can increase risks and lead to more frequent flooding. However, there are also some factors which can also significantly reduce the chance of your home being flooded, and prevent many calamities from happening in the first place. Here are some considerations to make when trying to determine how likely it is your home will be flooded in the future. 

Storm Drains

Most streets in Citrus Heights and Orangevale have curbs with storm drains that help to keep any water on the roadways out of people's private property, these may become inundated and overwhelmed during a flooding scenario. If your home is near near a storm drain make an effort to monitor the flow and check the drain for debris that could plug the flow of water.


One of the most important factors in determining how much risk of flood damage your Citrus Heights or Roseville home is in is often the topography of the home and surrounding areas. At its simplest, a high elevation relative to surrounding areas for your home will reduce the risk of flooding, but lower elevations will increase risk. However, other factors can also cause problems, such as positioning between two large hills or wide, open flat areas. Your home is generally at its safest if it is high in elevation, at least relative to homes surrounding it.


Careful positioning of Sandbags around the perimeter of your home can greatly reduce your risk of water damage. Sandbags are provided for Citrus Heights Residents through the general services department, with information on the Citrus Heights website.

What should I do if I have water damage?

Call SERVPRO of Citrus Heights / Roseville immediately and we will respond with a plan of action to manage your residential or commercial flooding damage from start to finish. We are a full turn key solution for flooding damage cleanup and restoration with the experience, the training and the equipment to evaluate the situation and return your home to you, dry and restored. 

Call today! (916) 966-2601

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