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Spring melt can lead to water getting into homes

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WAOW Television

Rain and wet snow combined with Spring thaw means a lot more water seeping into the ground, and experts say now is the time to start checking homes for flooding.

All that extra water can overwhelm public drains, and wind up in people's homes. That's why officials recommend extra careful inspection.

When it comes to finding a leak as it's happening, there's a few things people can do.

First, call professionals, but in the meantime, they recommend trying to contain the area as much as possible to keep the water from doing even more damage.

"If it's a smaller area, you can obviously try to keep it contained with towels and things of that nature." said Merritt Pratt, Owner of Badger Restoration LLC.

For things to do around the house to try and prevent flooding, make sure all gutters are cleared and basement planters are covered and dry, in order to divert water away from the foundation of the home.

He also suggested to make sure sump pumps are clear for those who have one.

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