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Preparing Now for Spring Flood Risks and Water Damage Cleanup

3/17/2021 (Permalink)

While spring brings warmer weather and longer days, it also brings a mix of conditions that include heavy rains and severe storms, increasing the risk of flooding. Be prepared, know the risks and when to take action to protect your family, your home and your business before you find yourself in the middle of a weather event.

Spring flood risks

FEMA provides education materials about what you should know concerning spring flood risks at https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/Spring_Flood_Fact_Sheet.pdf. Some of the highlights included in this material are as follows: 

Spring Thaw. Warmer temperatures and resulting snow melt can produce large amounts of runoff in a short period of time, as each cubic foot of compacted snow contains gallons of water. During the early spring, frozen land prevents melting snow or rainfall from seeping into the ground. The water then runs off the surface and flows into lakes, streams, and rivers, causing excess water to spill over their banks. Add seasonal storms to the mix, and the result is often severe spring flooding.

Spring Rains. Spring storms can bring several inches of precipitation in just hours or can stall out over an area for days. These heavy rains can lead to severe flooding by oversaturating the ground, overfilling storm drains, or causing rivers to spill over their banks or levees.

Everyone is at risk for water damage. Preparing now can save you hours of headache later. 

  • Property owners should prepare now. Contact SERVPRO of Jackson and Ross, Athens and Gallia Counties about an Emergency Ready Plan. 
  • Conduct a thorough inventory of your home or business.  Document your belongings with video and photos, in the event these are damaged by water intrusion.
  • If water damage occurs, quick response matters. Call us directly at 740-286-2550 or use our ERP app. Materials holding moisture can develop mold within 24 to 48 hours. Delay can turn water mitigation into mold remediation in just a short window of time.
  • Our team will help you file your insurance claim. We will take photos of the water intrusion and keep detailed lists of all damaged or lost personal property. 
  • Allow us to plan for the repair following the water damage cleanup. No need to contact a second contractor for reconstruction. We've got you covered.

SERVPRO of Jackson and Ross, Athens and Gallia Counties provides emergency services around the clock. We're your local water damage restoration experts. 

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