Throughout Pennsylvania and all other New England regions, snowmelt in late winter to early spring can significantly increase levels in rivers, irrigation systems, and other waterways. That rapid rising of water levels from snowmelt paired with the common increase in precipitation from spring rains means a greater risk of flooding in communities, commercial districts, and industrial parks throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Montgomery County, PA is located on a floodplain at moderate to major risk of flooding over the next 30 years. Currently, infrastructure, roads, and commercial buildings have the greatest risk of flooding damage with increasing severity. However, residential areas have been and will continue to be affected by acute flooding. The main impact flooding can have on your home or business is the resulting water damage. If you’ve experienced water damage from flooding, storms, or other issues this spring, we can help. ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration provides comprehensive water damage restoration in King of Prussia, PA and the surrounding areas. Our expert restoration teams can reverse even the worst damage, prevent long-term safety issues, and overall help you recover your property to pre-loss conditions.
While some flooding due to heightened water levels from spring snowmelt and precipitation is normal, there are many factors of a changing global climate that have begun to contribute to abnormal weather patterns and an increased risk of flood damage year-round.
Causes of Flooding
Not only is precipitation projected to climb by 5-10% in Pennsylvania and the entire east coast compared to all weather averages measured from 1980 to 2010, but those instances of precipitation will likely hit harder and heavier when they pass through the region. This means stronger storms, more unpredictable weather patterns, and higher sea levels that raise inland water systems.
The risk of spring flooding is also escalated by a continued alteration of floodplain infrastructure due to city, commercial, industrial, and housing developments. The urban spaces we see today are less fit to neutralize flooding compared to green infrastructure systems like wetlands, open spaces, and bioswales.
Water Damage Restoration
Although potential flood damage may have elevated over time, you can trust the technicians at ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration to completely reverse any flood damage done to your home or business. Our water damage restoration teams can recover your entire property, including any parts of the building interior and exterior, landscaping, and all belongings that have been affected.