COLUMBUS, Ohio — Most of the snow and ice continues to melt away this week in the warmer weather but this melting has only added to the flooding threat.
This abundance of water will continue to puddle in our streets and yards. According to one of the weather stations in Madison County, our temperature just four inches into the soil is around 32 degrees.
The freezing ground will also make it hard for the melting and impending rain from soaking into the ground.
Debris, snow and melting ice can back up and clog a sump pump discharge pipe. When this happens floodwater will back down the pipe and eventually in your home or basement.
David Specht, the president of The Waterworks, says, “the best thing we can do is know where your sump pump discharge line is, do a visual of your sump pit area and make sure any discharge water is moving away from your house."