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March 4, 2017
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March 17, 2017

Winter melt happens each year, and with each melt, we see several flooding and sewage cases. How do you protect your home from the winter melt? Disaster Cleanup Services has the right information to ensure your home is safe from the winter melt. Below are a few tips to help you avoid a disaster.

Check your Gutters and Downspouts

It is important that your gutters and downspouts are free of ice. If they aren’t, you could end up with a collapsed roof or flooding between your walls. This can cause major structural issues and possibly mold. 

Check your Attic

Your attic is one place you don’t check often. It is important to make sure you do not have any weak spots or leaks in your attic. When the snow begins to melt, it could cause major damages to your roof, attic, and ceiling. 

Remove Large Snow Piles 

If you have any large snow piles close to your home, remove them. This not only saves you from flooding your home, but it can also stop your sewage from backing up. Too much water can cause a sewage disaster. 

Check your Basement

Your basement will be one of the first things to flood. If you don’t have a sump pump, it may be a wise idea to purchase one. You should also make sure all your valuables are not sitting on the basement floor. Snow melt could cause major water damages to carpeting and any furniture that may be down there. 

Above are some simple tips to keep your home safe during the winter melt. If you do end up with flooding or sewage backflow, contact a certified disaster cleanup service. Sewage should only be handled by certified professionals, as it contains harmful bacteria that must be disposed of in a safe manner. The certified disaster cleanup specialist will be able to handle the water damages, sewage, and even insurance claims if needed.