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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Winter Flood Prevention Tips


With recent warm weather and rain, residents can expect an increase of melted snow. Protect your home and street from flooding with the following tips:

  • Clear sewer inlets on your street. Remove any snow and debris from the inlets on your street to prevent flooding.
  • Remove snow from around your home. Snow near your foundation, windows and doors can leak into your home once it starts to melt. Remember to shovel any decks, driveways or patios that slope towards your home.
  • Clear your roof and gutters. Consider hiring a professional to remove the snow from your roof.
  • Test your sump pump. If water gets into your basement, you want to be sure it is taken care of quickly.
  • Clear snow from drainage areas. Storm drains and catch basins can often get clogged with snow.
  • Rearrange your storage. In case water does get into your basement, be sure to keep any valuables, chemicals or anything else you'd like to keep dry off the floor.
  • Check your appliances. Clear out space around your water heater, furnace and other appliances.

Visit our flood information page for further information and tips. Please call our Engineering Division at 847.317.2490 for any flood-related concerns or questions.

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