Fight flood damage

Fight flood damage

(NAPS)-Floods can happen anytime and homeowners should be prepared. Here are hints:
* Plan and practice a flood evacuation route.
* Be prepared to turn off gas, water and electrical power.
* Get a good pump. General-purpose pumps are for moving _relatively clean water. Trash pumps are for water contaminated with sticks, leaves, stones and other waste materials.
Size and type are important in selecting the right pump. Most pumps are either electric or gasoline powered. In the case of a flood, an electric pump won't do you much good, as the power will likely be out. A gas-powered pump runs on the same gas as a car or lawnmower.
"Other factors to consider include hose diameter, lift height, length, material and sprinkler or nozzle use," explains Rock Reed, assistant vice president of Honda Power Equipment, marketer of a complete line of rugged, easy-to-use, portable pumps. To make selecting the right pump for the right application easier, Honda offers free pump calculation software and other information at www.hondapowerequipment.com.