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Keep your home flood-free this spring! 

Spring is typically the wettest time of year thanks to melting snow and frequent rain. Use these tips to reduce your risk of a flood around your home.

  • Remove snow from around the foundation and clear the areas around window wells.
  • Clear eavestroughs and downspouts. Repair leaks and make sure water can flow off your roof and away from your foundation towards the street or backyard.
  • Clear drainage ditches and culverts of all debris to keep water flowing into sewers.
  • Wait until the possibility of frost has passed before re-opening valves to outside water hose connections.
  • Make sure the land around your home slopes away from the foundation.
  • Check that your sidewalks, patios, decks and driveway have not shifted to cause water to drain back towards your home.