Remember in February when there was snow storm after snow storm? Inches upon inches! Remember when we kept saying, "I can't wait for Spring!" Well everyone, it looks like it is on its way. Of course the Spring thaw includes the potential for wet basements. The costs of dealing with the aftermath of flooding at your home can definitely be a financial setback. We have compiled 5 things you can do to help reduce the concerns that comes with a Minnesota Spring thaw.
Tip 1: Remove those large drifts from your roof.
With all the rain on its way that is going to weigh down the snow drifts that are already on your roof. Take the time to take a snow rake to your roof. As with all dealings with your roof be careful! Check out WCCO's report on how to tell if you can handle removing snow from your roof or if you should call in a professional.
Tip 2: Neighborhoods can help by locating storms drains.
The more that neighborhoods can find and shovel out the storm drains so local officials can quickly get to them. Check with your city to find out their plans for the storm drains. Many are already working to steam out the drains.
Tip 3: Invest in a sump pump. Already have one? Make sure to inspect it.
If you already have a sump pump, make sure to check its well and keep clear of debris.
Tip 4: Move valuables up!
Remember that Friends episode where all of Monica's childhood memories are damaged because dad used her cardboard boxes to block the water from reaching his Porsche? Time to invest in plastic containers. We recommend clear containers so you can quickly see what is inside.
Tip 5: Take 5 minutes to check in with your insurance and basement experts.
During your work break today check in with your home insurance company. They may have additional resources and tips for you to help manage this years Spring thaw.