Don’t let the Spring Thaw Drain Your Emergency Fund


It may be hard to believe, but spring is just around the corner. As the weather begins to warm and snow finally melts away, homeowners need to prepare for the spring thaw – to watch and address potential problems – especially around water and sewer lines.

Drastic temperature changes can greatly affect the life expectancy of your water and sewer lines. As water freezes and thaws, it can cause pipes to expand, resulting in line cracks or even breaks. With the spring thaw, heavy flooding can cause the ground to shift, which could result in infrastructure problems.

Protect your property and peace of mind by knowing what signs to look for before a small problem becomes catastrophic:

  • Water pools in the yard
  • Foul-smelling odor
  • Low or no water pressure
  • Ground shifting / soft ground around pipes

If you suspect a problem, please contact your warranty provider to file a claim.