Floods significantly threaten homes and businesses in Southern New Hampshire & Eastern Massachusetts. If you live in the area, you are familiar with this concept.
They can cause tens of thousands of dollars of damage and take weeks or even months to repair. Knowing when these floods typically happen could end up saving you big in the long run. If you live in the Northeast or feel as if your home is susceptible to flooding, then keep reading!
When Are Basements Most Likely to Flood?
Basements are more likely to flood during the winter when there is more snowfall and frozen ground. Rising temperatures can cause a flood hazard as snow melts quickly, creating rivers of water that can enter a basement and cause flooding.
Another one of the most significant factors in causing basement flooding during the winter and spring is persistent and extreme rainfall. The spring is typically a rainy season. During periods of intense rainfall, or when there’s a lot of snowfall and the ground is frozen over, the rainwater has nowhere to go. Even if a homeowner has never had issues with water in their basement before, they can suddenly find themselves dealing with a flooded basement.
Issues Caused by Seasonal Floodings
A basement flood is no joke. A small amount of water can quickly turn into a significant problem for your home. Here are a few of the things that could happen if your home encounters seasonal flooding and you do not take the appropriate measures.
There are many different reasons why a musty or unpleasant basement smell might develop. Often, this indicates that mold or mildew is present and causing the smell. If you notice a damp, musty odor coming from your basement, it likely means that fungi like mold and mildew are growing and releasing gas. If you are smelling mold/mildew, this could be a severe risk to your health and your home.
Deposited Sediment & Silt
Sediment and silt that have been deposited by flood waters can be costly to remove. Floods deposit sand, silt, and other debris as they travel and when the velocity of the flash flood slows, it begins depositing this debris.
It should be no surprise that seasonal flooding can quickly lead to extensive property damage in your home. From mold growth to structural issues, flooding is never good for a basement or home. Even just a couple of inches of water can cause severe damage that can add up fast.
Early detection is vital; the sooner you notice that flooding is occurring and can contact professional help, the better.
How to Help Prevent Seasonal Flooding
Flooding is something that many people, especially those living in areas where it is common to experience flooding, have to deal with every year. However, you can do several things to help prevent extensive damage to your home in the event of a flood. Here’s how you can help prevent seasonal flooding in your home.
- Install water sensors or flood detection systems.
- Regularly clear debris from drains and ditches.
- Check & seal your basement windows.
- Get a basement evaluation from the Rescon Team
Contact Rescon Basement Solutions Today
Unfortunately, there is no perfect way to predict when or if a disaster will strike your home, which is why we highly recommend reaching out to a professional before the need arises. As the area’s leading basement solutions company, there is no better team to work with. With years of experience and a team you can trust, Rescon Basement Solutions is the company for you.
Give us a call today and help ensure that your home and basement are ready for anything mother nature can throw at you!