It’s finally that time of year! Spring has sprung. Flowers are blooming and the sun is out longer, but that doesn’t mean it’s always perfect. Mother Nature may abruptly bring unexpected storms to your door. Follow these tips to protect your home this spring:
- Examine your roof for any loose, curling, or missing shingles. You should also scan for nails that may have popped. Go in your attic and check the roof for water damage near the roof trusses.
- Keep up with your landscaping. Make sure the water drains away from your home as it goes from roof, to gutter, to your downspout. Poor landscaping can cause damming, causing water leakage in basements and deterioration of your foundation.
- Install new or check existing sump pumps. Have an appropriately-sized sump pump to keep with water flow and protect your basement from flooding. A battery-powered pump should also be installed as a backup during a power outage.
- Be prepared for wildfires. If you live in a particularly dry area, clear flammable materials from within 100 feet of your home, and replace brush with fire-resistant vegetation and plants.
Catching problems early are key to minimizing damage and the financial burden of fixing any damage to your home. It’s best to prepare yourself now to be ready if disaster strikes.