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Melting snow leading to leaky basements

For some, bad news can sometimes be good news.

Posted: Apr 20, 2018 7:01 AM
Updated: Apr 20, 2018 8:22 AM

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa - For some, bad news can sometimes be good news.
Jason Asbe, owner of America's Drain Cleaning, is working nearly seven to ten jobs a day, clearing out water that has entered people's basements.
“The water table is rising and the cracks in the concrete, water is coming up, drains back up and they're not used to taking this much water if there's anything inside them tree roots, anything,” Asbe said.
According to our KIMT Storm Team 3 Meterologists, April has been quite the wet month. In Mason City alone, they're 3.65 inches above the monthly average for liquid water. Asbe says people should be aware that you may see a bit of flooding--so stay on top of it.
“Make sure your drains work good if you've had problems get them looked at before it does melt away, if you have sub pumps make sure they're pumping into the city sewer make sure they're pumping outside away from it,” Asbe said.
Rochester is currently sitting at 3.18 inches in liquid content, more than an inch above average.

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