It might seem like this winter has been relentless, but according to the Winter Misery Index (yes, that’s a real thing) published by the Minnesota DNR, our winter was only “moderate,” with 43 points for cold and 44 for snow. It was colder than last year, when our winter was designated as “mild,” but not
A sump pump can offer peace of mind during rainy season, but don’t take that safety measure for granted. A sump pump needs regular maintenance in order to work its magic of keeping water out of your home. That will ensure it stays in optimal working condition. Sump pump maintenance is important year-round, but heavy rain from
Severe summer thunderstorms with heavy rain, strong winds, and hail can cause serious damage to your home, from flooding to power surges. Making advance preparations can help protect your property and keep your family safe. There’s usually a few days’ notice before a big storm hits, which is plenty of time to perform the following
As the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers, but too much rain can mean flooded basements and home water damage. A basement flood can cost a homeowner upwards of $10,000 in repair bills. Weatherproofing your home now can protect you from costly damage when the rainy season sets in. Take the following six steps
With temperatures scooting steadily toward the 60’s, puddles are a more common sight than snowbanks. The arrival of spring is a welcome one, but rapidly melting snow and upcoming April showers can be dangerous for your home, causing basement flooding and water damage. If you take the following steps to prevent flooding, you’ll be able
A sump pump, the small pump installed in the basement of many homes, helps to prevent flooding and water damage by removing water that enters the home. In Minnesota, we rejoice around this time of year when the weather starts to tease us with the first glimpses of spring, but those first 50-degree days should
Getting ready for a vacation in the midst of the holiday season can be chaotic. As you make your to-do list before you leave, don’t forget to add plumbing toward the top. A frozen and burst pipe would make for an unwelcome homecoming, but there are easy steps you can take to prevent this disaster.