Weather conditions bring about another threat to your home--flooding

By WEEK Reporter

January 10, 2014 Updated Jan 10, 2014 at 10:51 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- This warm up is raising concerns for flooding on roadways and inside of your home.

Workers at Menold Construction & Restoration have responded to more than 100 flooded homes. Floods can cause up to hundreds of thousands worth of damage. Basic services start around $2,000.

There are ways you can protect your home from flooding. It starts with moving the snow away from your home and getting a sump pump.

"Get the moisture away," said Steven Driscoll, Vice President of Menold Construction & Restoration. "If it's in snow form or a liquid form, get it away. Make sure your discharge lines are clean and not frozen. I know a lot people who say, 'I don't need to worry because I got a new sump pump,' but that does not mean that the discharge lines are not frozen. Clean them out and make sure they're working."

If your home is already flooded, call a restoration service. Make sure to use fans and dehumidifiers to suck out the moisture to prevent mold.

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