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Here comes the flooding

Hi all, Jane and I were away for the weekend and while we were gone it snowed about 18 in of heavy wet snow. Today started out with a freezing sleet type rain. Needless to say everything is iced up but this afternoon it will turn over to all rain. Last April we had the same scenario while we were in St. Martin. All hell broke loose here in Vermont. We had a late snow storm followed by heavy rains. We had over twenty flood calls in a two day period. A lot of this could have been avoided if the homeowner had 1. removed the snow around doorways, 2. cut channels through  the snow to let the rain run off. 3. to rake the snow off thier roofs. The sad part was that nobody in Vermont had flood insurance for ground water intrusion. We had to bring in another company from Massachusetts to help with the cleanup. A valuable lesson I learned from that experience was that when that happens to some homeowners it is defintely an emergency, but when it is time to pay the bill it no longer is an emergency. So now, If we are dealing with a new client we get a credit card up front and put at least $100 on it to test its legitimacy. It seems like I chased money for 6 months. So, a little prevention can save you money, stress and damage to your home. Got it?  Peace for now

One Response to “Here comes the flooding”

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