It’s common to start feeling a little happier once spring finally arrives. The air is clear, the sun is shining, and you don’t have to scrape your windshield to go to work. What’s not to love?
But there are still a few risks that come along this time of year. Spring thaws are a major cause of flooding around the United States. At Paul Davis Restoration of New Mexico, we want to help you prepare for and recover from these types of incidents. But first, let’s discuss the definition of spring thaws.
What Are Spring Thaws?
When winter finally yields to spring, the frozen ground can’t absorb the water from the melting snow. Because the water cannot follow its normal course, it runs off into lakes, streams, and rivers. Additional water in these areas results in an increased flooding probability.
Preparing For Spring Thaws & Floods
It’s quite unlikely that you can add improvements to your home or business that will keep it from flooding, but there are a couple of things that you can do to prepare for an event like this. Create an emergency evacuation plan so you and your loved ones know exactly what to do if there is a flood. You can also purchase an additional flood insurance plan that covers costs related to an incident like this. For more information, visit ready.gov/floods.
Recovering From Flood Damage
If flooding from a spring thaw hits your home or business, grab your emergency supplies and get to higher ground as quickly as you can. Once the flood is over and you are dealing with damage repair, call Paul Davis Restoration of New Mexico. We’re experienced with offering flood damage restoration and cleanup services to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.