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How do I Keep My Garage From Flooding?

Flooding can occur anytime or anywhere. We are coming into the season for spring flooding and hurricanes. Water in your garage can cause a lot of damage to your floor and walls and bring mold and mildew into your home. Your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team has some ideas to help you keep water out.

Easy Solutions to Stop Garage Flooding

Keep It Clean

Clean the area where the garage door closes. Over time dirt and stones can collect around your garage door. It can prevent it from completely closing. Keeping the area clean ensures your door tightly closes to keep water from getting in.

Keep it Tight

Check your weather stripping. Your weather stripping on the bottom edge of your garage should be soft and flexible. As it ages it will become brittle and crack allowing not only water but also the cold and heat to come into your garage. If your garage door seal is showing signs of aging or wear it is time to replace it.

Keep it Flat

Check the alignment of the garage door. The garage door needs to close correctly so the bottom of the door is level and against the garage door floor to prevent water from coming through. If it isn’t level give one of our team members a call and we can check the door to see what might be causing the problem.

Fill Any Cracks

Fill any cracks in your garage flooring or driveway. The cracks will allow water to make its way into the garage.

Make a Barrier

There are a variety of ways to create a barrier to stop water from getting into your garage.The most common method is filling sandbags. It is an inexpensive way to build a barrier. Filling the bags takes a lot of energy. When the flood subsides you’ll need to find a way to get rid of the contaminated sand.

A variety of different flood bags and flood gates are available. While it is a more expensive option many are filled with water making it easy to have them on hand. They are easy to fill. Empty them when the water subsides and store them for the next time.

You’ll want to use something absorbent behind whichever barrier you use. Towels, newspaper, anything that will catch water that leaks through will work.

Permanent Solutions

If you have a chronic water problem consider installing a drain in front of the garage door area. The drain will capture water before it has the opportunity to get into the garage.

Call Us if We Can Help

Your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team is always here to help. If your door isn’t closing properly or is out of alignment we can inspect it and fix it. It will not only help you in times of flooding but it will also extend the life of the garage door and opener. Keeping your garage door in good working order is what we do every day, so give us a call.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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