Spring Thaws: A Hidden Danger in St Paul

We all start feeling a little better once spring finally comes to St Paul. The skies are blue, the leaves are green, and you don’t have to bundle up to leave your house. What’s not to like?

While there is a lot to be excited about, that doesn’t mean that you should start skipping up the hillside just yet. Spring thaws are a major cause of flooding around the United States. The team at Paul Davis Restoration of Greater St. Paul MN wants to help you prepare for and recover from these types of incidents. But first, let’s discuss what spring thaws are.

What Are Spring Thaws?

When winter finally yields to spring, the frozen ground cannot immediately absorb the water from the melting snow. This means that the water from the snow will run off into rivers, streams, and lakes. Additional water in these areas results in an increased flooding probability.

Preparing For Spring Thaws & Floods

It’s very unlikely that you can add improvements to your home or business that will make it impenetrable to flooding, but there are a few things that you can do to prepare yourself for an event like this. Begin with a detailed emergency evacuation plan. If you live in an area where flooding is common, you’ll also need flood insurance to pay for any damage. For more information, visit ready.gov/floods.

Recovering From Flood Damage

Have you experienced the devastating effects of a spring thaw? Contact Paul Davis Restoration of Greater St. Paul MN immediately to get the help you need. We are experienced with providing flood damage cleanup and restoration services to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.