Heavy snowfall this winter will result in a watery mess this spring. A commonly accepted model is that 10 inches of snow equates to 1 inch of water content. Many areas of southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts have had 70 to 100+ inches of snow this season. It will melt eventually. The pressing question is how quickly will it melt? A “fast melt” could be devastating as both public and private drainage systems and infrastructures are not designed to sustain such an influx of water. Flooding and water damage to properties is a real concern.
Is your home prepared for the melting snow? You should be taking precautions now to avoid costly water damage to your basement and belongings. Melting snow that floods basements is often defined as “ground water” by insurance companies. There is a good chance your homeowner’s insurance policy will not cover the damages. This might be a good time to check with your local insurance agent. In the meantime, we have compiled “The Five E’s of Dealing with Melting Snow and Flooded Basements.”
We hope the above tips will help you avoid basement flooding from all the snow-melt we are about to experience in areas such as Manchester, Nashua and Concord, New Hampshire (NH). If you should find yourself needing emergency water damage restoration or flood cleanup services, make sure to contact the professionals at Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration.