Whether it be from the melting snow or spring rainstorms, flooding can occur when mass amounts of water have no place to drain. You don’t want to be on the receiving end and wind up with a flooded basement or water damage. Here’s what you can do to prevent snow or rain flooding, and what to do if it happens.
The best way to prevent water from leaking into your home from the outdoors is to inspect possible entryways. Windows, doors, and crawlspaces are excellent places for water to enter your home. For example, as snow begins to melt, the water will seep into the ground and surrounding spaces, including your home. If there are any openings in those areas, runoff can find its way there. You can prevent this from happening by removing any snow build-up against your home. This will lessen the amount of water that will pool up as the weather warms up.
In addition, frequent inspections can spot any openings before the water has the chance to enter your home. Any cracks you find can be filled with caulk or other things depending on the severity. Consult with a professional if you have major cracks in your home. Besides inspections and removing snow, you should also take a look at your gutters. If your gutters are filled with leaves and debris, water can spill over along your foundation. Clean gutters and proper draining away from your home can help as well!
If you’ve fallen victim to water damage, you need to have it cleaned up as soon as possible. Any standing water can promote mold and bacteria growth which can greatly affect your health. Don’t stress about doing it yourself and call a professional. At Spotless Carpet Cleaners, we offer 24-hour water damage support. We understand that water damage happens on its own time and not between nine to five. Our team will be there to properly remove and clean up any water damage you’ve suffered. Our experience and certification allow us to be recognized as one of 79 companies worldwide with the highest level of water restoration training.
To learn more about how we can restore your home after snow or rain flooding, contact us online or at (423) 926-9251 today!