A flooded basement in Portland can cause a serious maintenance problem for any homeowner. To prevent a flood in your home, you may want to look at your gutters and downspouts. Your downspouts are designed to move water safely away from your basement. To make sure that water is not pooling around your basement area, you can place splash blocks beneath each downspout. A company offering repairs for water damage and fire and flood can provide you with more information about how to protect your home from the dangers of water damage. With a few simple steps, you can prevent water from entering and damaging the structure of your home. To take a look at some flood prevention tips, check out this video from HomeAdvisor.