Winter Weather

When snow and ice start to melt, here are a few things you can do to help prevent damage to your home and belongings:

  • Move furniture and electronics off the floor or to an upper level in your home.
  • Roll up area rugs, and store them on higher floors or elevations. This will reduce the chances of them getting wet and growing mold.
  • Inspect sump pumps and drains to make sure they’re working properly.
  • Shut off electrical service at the main breaker if you think the electrical system and outlets may end up under water.
  • Place appliances on masonry blocks or concrete at least 12 inches above the projected flood elevation.
  • Seal cracks or gaps in your foundation or walls.
  • Remove piles of snow that are against the house.