One of the most common problems that heavy rainfall causes is flooding. Flooding inside your home is an entirely different story compared to when it happens outside and can be devastating to your home and your belongings. But if the rain is continuous as what was reported in Massachusetts by wwlp.com, it’s likely that flooding can cause more severe problems outside and inside your home:
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for all of western Massachusetts from late Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon. The areas affected are northern and southern Berkshire County, eastern and western Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties.
According to the NWS, rain is expected to spread across the region from west to east during Tuesday. The rain will become heavy at times late Tuesday night continuing into Wednesday. Possible thunderstorms are also predicted in the overnight storm.
Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches in one hour are possible in a few locations, which means this will bring the potential for urban and localized flash flooding. Some small stream flooding is also possible.
Although floods are typically formed through rising water levels, there are other ways it can be directed inside your home. It can also be through faulty gutters. If the waterway is clogged with debris, then the rainwater that should be free flowing will form a backlog and submerge your basement and other parts of your home.
You can avoid this by preparing early and getting your home ready for these coming seasons. Fall will cause the accumulation of debris and winter will bring formation of ice dams. So improve your Salem gutters today by hiring us at A&A Services.
We offer Clog Free Gutters in Salem – a system designed for an optimum performance that lessens debris blockage. Its design and special installation of the resin based nylon brackets offers superior strength and a lifetime guarantee. With our dependable staff, we’ll make sure you’ll have the best gutter system.
(Article Excerpt from Storms bring heavy rain and possible flooding to WMass, 22WWLP.com, August 12, 2014)