Avoid Basement Flooding During Spring Thaw

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As weather patterns begin to fluctuate, homeowners must be wary of one of the greatest risks involved in the season: flooding from the thaw of winter snow and ice. Warmer temperatures combined with heavier rainfall and thawing snow will threaten basements in many parts of the nation throughout the next several months. Homeowners need to make preparations to avoid water damage.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency notes that floods are the single-most-common and damaging natural disaster in the United States, and that just one inch of water can cost more than $20,000 in damages.

Let’s discuss some of the key items of interest involved in basement flooding.

 

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