Spring Thaw can Lead to Flooding

water damage from melting snowWisconsin is known for some of the harshest winters around. Melting winter snow can cause flooding, water damage and can ruin a home if the damage is not treated properly and right away. Learn how water damage occurs and the best way to be prepared. If melting snow causes a flood in your home or property, LDR will help you get your life back to normal quickly! Here are 3 ways the spring thaw can cause a natural disaster flood and what to do about it.

Weight

You may think your home or business is completely prepared for a flood, but you may not have taken into account how heavy snow can get when piled up after the long winter. Before you know it, the extra weight of the piled-up snow can be too much for your roof to handle and your house will fill with runoff. Your best bet at prevention is to stay on top of any weak spots in your roof and get them repaired immediately.

Breaking Pipes

The weight of the snow can also cause flooding from water or sewage pipes. If the roof gives way to the weight of snow, it can break pipes, which can cause a major indoor flood. Water is not forgiving and will cover the ground before you know it.

Wind

Blizzards have extremely heavy winds that may have forced snow into any cracks or crevices your home may have. To prevent this, make sure all cracks are properly filled. If this has already happened to you, remember time is of the essence. It is important to contact a professional at the first sign of flooding to minimize damage. Floods caused by the Sprint thaw can be devastating if not handled quickly and efficiently. LDR will take care of all of your water damage issues for you. If you are in the Janesville, WI, area and you need a flood damage expert, call LDRtoday. They have professionals ready to help you no matter the weather condition, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Download your free home disaster planning eBook
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