These 3 Tips Will Keep Your Home Maintained Throughout Spring
Here’s how you can prepare your home for the spring season.
Spring has finally arrived, which means it’s time to get your home ready for the warmer, rainier seasons of the year. By preparing your house now, you’ll ensure that mother nature’s storms don’t make a mess of your homestead. Here are three key areas you want to look at during your annual spring home maintenance:
1. Clean your gutters. The rain is almost certainly coming. If you didn’t already clean out the gutters in the fall, you should absolutely do it now. This includes cleaning the downspouts, which is the connection to the gutter that takes water away from the house. During a heavy rain, keep an eye on your gutter system to make sure everything’s working normally—water is moving away properly, no leaking, etc. Broken, clogged, or leaking gutters are some of the most common causes of basement flooding, so a little preventative maintenance will go a long way.
2. Seal your windows. Take a look at the seals around your windows. It may be a good idea to do some caulking or fill in gaps where water could potentially leak into your home during heavy rain. It’s also a great time to fix or replace any broken screens.
"By preparing your house now, you’ll ensure that mother nature’s storms don’t make a mess of your homestead."
3. Maintain your grading. The ground immediately next to your house should slope downward and away from the building. This allows water to move away from the home instead of pooling up next to the foundation and seeping inside. However, winter snow and the effects of erosion can alter your home’s grading, so it’s important to make sure the shallow slope is maintained from year to year.
If you follow these steps, your home should be water-free and good to go throughout the spring season. If you have any questions or would like recommendations on service providers, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.