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Flood Waters Creating Costly Damages to Homes

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GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. -

Property owners, like Jyoti Garg, are seeing rain water seeping into basements and split level homes, creating expensive damage.

"This time it rained so much that half of this floor has water underneath it. It is a total unusable space for us," said Garg.

Garg says every time hard rains pound the Upstate, water collects on her property, and her downstairs dance studio takes a hit.

"We have a lot of water damage," said Garg. "Water enters in through our basement as well as the property. So it really becomes a problem."

Daniel Smoke with Rainbow International Restoration and Cleaning says that's a problem that can quickly cost you money if you aren't careful. He says there are actions home owners should take before the storm.

"One of the best things a home owner can do if they know heavy rain is coming is to check your sump pump system," said Smoke.

Smoke says a proper running sump pump keeps rain water from getting inside your home and ruining your foundation.

He says you should check your gutters, making sure rain deflectors are in place and spouts are directed away from your home.

If rain water is already creating issues you need to call help right away.

"The quicker someone can respond to a house we can help eliminate further damage from happening," said Smoke.

Smoke adds bubbling paint, cracks in your floor boards and slow leaks are tell-tale signs there's flooding damage.

Another way to avoid costly flooding repairs is to check your home owners insurance.

Many policies don't cover water damage due to flooding or an act of nature.

Instead realtors say you should buy flood owners insurance, especially if you live in a high flood area.

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