How Homeowners can Prepare for Spring Flood Damage
Spring can be a welcome relief after a long winter of cold and snow. But it’s not always rainbows and butterflies, especially as warmer temps cause snow to melt in mass while also leading to rainier weather from up above. Before you know it, flooding is on the rise, and your home is at risk for water damage.
Spring is a great time to take proactive steps to protect your home from flooding. Here are some tips to help you get started:
- Check your property for any low-lying areas that could be prone to flooding. Fill them in with dirt, sand, or gravel to prevent water from pooling.
- Clear your gutters and downspouts of any debris. This will help ensure that rainwater can flow freely away from your home.
- Inspect your roof and repair any missing or damaged shingles.
- Make sure your sump pump is in good working order. Install a backup system if necessary.
- If you have an old window well, consider replacing it with a newer model that is designed to handle flooding.
- Inspect your foundation and basement walls for any cracks that could allow water to enter your home.
- Check your landscaping to ensure that it slopes away from your foundation and doesn’t allow water to pool near your home.
Following these simple steps can help protect your home from flooding this spring. If you have any questions or need assistance, don’t hesitate to call us for help.