Homeowner Beware…The Floodgates Have Opened.

3 reasons why water seeps into your home: spring flooding

Spring rains bring spring flooding

It’s that time of year when the snow and ice melt, it rains, and homes flood for various reasons. As a homeowner it’s important to educate yourself on what to look for in the Spring when these flood gates open. Being proactive, or at least aware of your surroundings, so that you are not dealing with major flooding is advisable. Here are three reasons why water might seep into your home in the springtime and what to do to stop flooding:

#1) First, if you think about it, most likely the ground is still frozen. Water does not absorb into the ground where there is frost. If you start to see water coming into your basement, look for ways to divert the water. As an expert in the field, CCS Property has gone to homes, and literally shoveled a trough in the snow and ice so that the water flowed away from the home.

#2) Second, ice may be jammed in your downspout. When this happens the rain simply goes over the gutter, and it’s like you don’t have a downspout at all. One of the easiest ways to thaw a downspout is to attach a hose to a warm water faucet to where the build up of ice is and let the warm water melt the ice. If you have higher roofs, this may be difficult to reach. Additionally, you may have debris and ice in your downspout, and this just adds difficulty to opening up your spout. One way to eliminate this is to add heat tape to your gutters and eavestroughs, as shown in this video. You can purchase a variety of heat tape on Amazon, Home Depot,or any local hardware store.

#3) Third, ice-dams form when water freezes on the roof because of snow and uneven roof temperatures. Basically, it happens when the upper area of the roof is warmer than the lower area, and as the snow melts and runs down the roof it freezes near the edge. In essence, it forms a dam on the roof and the water backs up under the shingles and eventually into your home. How can you prevent this from happening? It’s pretty simple. Keep your entire roof the same temperature as the eaves. You may need to add insulation or increase ventilation. An experienced roofing contractor like CCS Property Service, LLC can help you determine what you need to do to make this happen. CCS Property Service, LLC has all the equipment you need in the event of run away water: fans, large dehumidifiers, water extractors and antimicrobial spray to prevent mold.

Simple reasons why you might have issues with flooding and what to do about it. As a homeowner, if you find yourself overwhelmed with springtime flooding in your home and it becomes unmanageable, reach out to the flood experts at CCS Property Service, LLC. located in Northeast Wisconsin. Rest assured that CCS Property Service will not only help you with damage from flooding, but they will also help find the source that is causing it, and provide you with solutions. CCS Property Service has all of the equipment you need in the event of run-away water, fans, large dehumidifiers, water extractors, and antimicrobial spray that helps prevent mold. Call CCS  Property Service at 920-435-2288 or learn more about the company at www.ccspps.com.