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Prevent Basement Flooding from Snowmelt

6/6/2023 (Permalink)

Extreme Temperatures

Eastern Nebraska is known for extreme weather changes. Temperatures can vary 100 degrees between the summer and winter seasons. Even in the winter months, the climate can rapidly change. It is not uncommon to have a 60-degree day immediately following a heavy winter storm.

These extreme temperature changes make flooding a potential hazard in the Omaha and surrounding areas. The sudden melting of packed ice and snow can cause rapid runoff. If the ground is still frozen, snowmelt has no place to go and can find its way through the foundation of your structure. Homes and businesses located near creeks and rivers are at higher risk for flooding.

Some tips to prevent a flooded basement include installing a sump pump and making sure downspouts drain 20-30 feet away from your home or business. Hiring a company to professionally waterproof the basement is another option. Using a snow-blower around your home’s foundation and removing snow from the roof when safe are additional ways to limit water intrusion from snowmelt.

Call Us Today for Your Winter Weather-Related Needs

Even when preventative measures are taken, your Nebraska business or home may experience leaks and flooding. The team at SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest is trained in water extraction and structural drying. Our employees are IICRC certified and use the most up-to-date water mitigation practices. Rest assured, the team at SERVPRO of Omaha Northwest will help make any water damage “Like it never even happened.”


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