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Spring Interior Home Checklists
April 11, 2019
A sump pump installed in a basement of a home with a water powered backup system

Spring has arrived and with it comes the mess of snowmelt. We deal with snowmelt each year, but did you ever realize the dangers snowmelt could have on your home or business? Snowmelt can cause devastating damages to your property. Below, Disaster Cleanup Services will discuss some of the main dangers to look out for as snow begins to melt.

Sewage Problems

Sewage problems can occur when snow begins to melt. Keep a lookout for any sewage problems and contact a professional if you experience a sewage disaster. Sewage contains bacteria and viruses that make you extremely ill. Never try to remove sewage from the interior or exterior of your property.

Attic and Basement Leaks

Attics and basements are subjected to water damages from snowmelt. Snowmelt can quickly enter your attic and basement. Keep an eye on the snowmelt and check your attic and basement regularly. As the snow melts, it must drain off when it has nowhere to go it will enter your attic and basement causing major water damages and possibly mold. Here are some preventative steps to take during winter and the melt season.

Gutters

If your gutter is broken or clogged with debris, it could cause snow melt to enter your home or business by seeping into the walls. This is dangerous, as you normally don’t notice water inside your walls, until you see mold stains.

Slab Leaks

Slab leaks are a serious concern. As snow melts, it can cause pipes that were frozen to possibly burst. If this happens, you could end up with major water damages under your foundation and floors.

Above are some common damages that can be the result of snow melt. It is important to keep an eye on your home or business as the snow begins to melt. If you do experience a snowmelt disaster, give us a call. It is important to handle water damages quickly.