The spring season may be known for its agreeable weather, but what some homeowners fail to realize is that it can still bring its fair share of unexpected storms with it. If homeowners aren’t prepared, these storms can easily cause different kinds of damage to your home. Thankfully, there is a way to prevent your home from sustaining damage.
Make Sure the Sump Pump Is Working
If you have a basement, it’s vulnerable to flooding during heavy storms. With that in mind, if you want to prevent your home from sustaining heavy water damage, make sure that the sump pump is fully operational. In case of power outages, get yourself a battery backup as well.
Inspect the Roof and Siding
Have a roofer inspect your roof, and call a professional to inspect the siding as well. That way, any form of damage these components sustained prior to the spring season can be spotted and repaired before water damage happens and causes mold to grow around your home.
Secure Outdoor Furniture and Fixtures
On the other hand, if you have any outdoor furniture and fixtures around your lawn, secure or store them before the storm can reach your area. That way, they won’t be carried by strong winds and land on your home. This in turn can prevent your home from sustaining any damage.
Trim the Trees Around Your Property
Trees are a good thing to have on your property as they can improve your home’s curb appeal and value. However, if left unattended, the spring storms can cause its overgrown branches to snap and fall on your roof, causing cracks that can allow water inside. Therefore, when the spring season rolls around, have a professional trim your trees immediately.