Steps to Prepare Your Home for a Flood

In New England, we are used to preparing for the worst, especially when it comes to floods. You know how your home responds to a big rainstorm and if your basement will flood, but there are some things you may never have thought of. Keep reading to learn about the steps you should be taking to prepare for a flood.

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Spring Ahead and Be Prepared for Spring Flooding

Spring Flooding With spring around the corner, you’ll be looking forward to warmer weather and no more shoveling! However, with warmer weather comes some dangers that you need to watch out for—such as spring flooding. Frozen ground thawing and the rainy season will be the main culprits. The key to reducing flood damage to your property is to take the correct precautions. By following these tips, you could be saving a fortune on repairs and replacing water-damaged property.
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How to Keep Your Home Safe This Spring Flood Season

Rescuer standing in flood waters, looking down.April showers brings May floods? That’s not exactly how the rhyme is supposed to go, but there aren’t many things worse than walking down to your basement and having a three feet water intertwined with some of your beloved family memorabilia’s as pool toys.  Water damage can always put a damper on anyone’s mood and can be a costly clean up as well. According to FloodSmart, floods are the number one natural disaster in the United States and more than 3.5 billion dollars have been spent on insurance claims spanning from 2005-2014. With heavy rains, severe weather, and rapid snowmelt, spring is a particularly dangerous time of the year for floods. So, before it’s too late, learn a few tips that can keep your house safe this spring.

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Causes of Floods: Wintertime

Causes of Floods, TJ Woods Insurance Agency, Worcester, MAWhile most attribute flooding with the summer’s hurricane season or fall’s days of rain, most people don’t think about winter as a time where their homes are subject to flooding and water damage. However, when large quantities of water get locked up as snow and ice, they can cause issues with proper water flow and drainage, as well as a sudden release of that stored water during a snow or ice melt. This article will go over three of the most common sources of flooding and water damage during the winter months. [Read more…]

Floodproofing Your Home

Floodproofing, TJ Woods Insurance, Worcester, MA71 percent of the Earth’s surface is water. Odds are, some of that water will end up in your house at some point. It is unavoidable: no matter how well you waterproof your house, some H2O will leak in. So since you cannot prevent it from entering, here are some good ways to make sure it does not ruin your house and belongings. [Read more…]

How to Prepare for a Flood

Hurricane season starts at the beginning of June, and with it comes severe storms and heavy rain. Living by the coast or a body of water increases your risk of flooding. Whether it’s flash floods or minor basement flooding, you don’t want your valuables to be wrecked. Flood damage can be very costly, so you’ll want to make sure your home is prepared in case it starts to fill with water.  [Read more…]