Unfortunately, spring thaw and flooding prevention come hand in hand; meaning homeowners cannot simply stand around welcoming spring’s arrival. Often, spring thaw puts homeowners at risk for flooding meaning preventative action is key. Rather than leaving your home vulnerable to water damage that will not be covered by your homeowner’s insurance policy, keep these helpful tips in mind to prevent flooding:
- Spring not only brings warmer temperatures, but the new season also brings heavy rains. However, if the rains arrive before the ground has had a chance to thaw, it is impossible for the melting snow and rain to be absorbed into the ground, meaning flooding.
- Before the rains arrive, you should take a moment to check to confirm the functionality of your flood drains. If there is any debris near your drains, now is the time to clear it.
- Just in case flooding does occur, you will be happy to know that you have taken all valuables out of your basement and everything important has been elevated to safer grounds.
- Once the rains make their way in, you will want to check for leaks regularly so that you can conquer an incident as soon as it arises.
- Most importantly, if you do not hold flood insurance today, there is no better time than now to purchase this vital safeguard. Since each policy takes thirty days to become effective after the date of purchase, you must take control of your home’s safety and make the call today!