With winter seemingly passed us and warmer temperatures on the way, Saskatchewanians are happily looking forward to spring.
But first, a massive snowmelt will come and it has the potential to cause massive problems.
Senior Director for Personal Alliance Underwriting Kurtis Reeder says if you want to do the most to limit the damage a meltdown can cause, it is important to install the proper equipment and do the basic requisite maintenance.
“The sump pump is a very important device,” said Reeder. “Make sure that it is installed the way it is supposed to. The third one is to make sure the foundation is clear any snow away from the foundation.”
By not taking the proper precautions, Reeder said you could be placing your house in serious jeopardy.
“The biggest threat would be innundation of water in the city sewer system and it getting to a point where it can’t handle all that water and it ends up backing into an individuals home.”
Reeder says to prevent sewage from backing up into your home, it is important to purchase a sewer backlog piece, as most old homes do not have them installed.