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Prepare Your Home for the Spring Season | SERVPRO® of West Forsyth County

3/10/2023 (Permalink)

Spring is only a few weeks away, and we can’t wait for all of the opportunities to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. Before jumping right into the new season, though, there are a few areas of your home that you’ll need to get ready to withstand the spring weather dangers like rain, strong winds and any other risks that could cause water damage.

Avoiding water damage is easy as long as you take the time to properly safeguard your Winston-Salem home. Get out your spring-cleaning list and make a note of a few of these important tasks that you can complete before the spring season begins.

Clean It Out

As winter comes to a close, its important to search around your home for accumulation of excess debris. Threats like wind, rain, snow and ice can lead to debris buildup, which can completely clog your gutters.

To keep excess water draining smoothly, clear your gutters and downspouts of any excess debris. Check the vents around your property as well, as these can become clogged with debris over time.

Whether you were visited by snow or freezing temperatures (or both) this year in Winston-Salem, there’s a chance winter might have left you with frozen pipes. Check your outdoor faucets for leaks or fractures, which could indicate overlooked frozen pipes. If frozen pipes are not repaired, they will thaw when spring arrives, resulting in a chaotic water leak.

Fix Issues Fast

We try to stay indoors as much as possible in the winter to avoid freezing cold weather. This can cause us to neglect areas like the roof that might be dealing with major damage.

To prepare your roof for the spring weather, check for any damaged shingles, broken gutters or other wear and tear.

A strong roof will safeguard your entire home from weather threats that could lead to extensive water damage. Having these problems fixed as soon as possible will save you from some timely and expensive destruction.

Get Ready for the Water

If you own a sump pump, you know how useful it is in the event of a basement or foundation water emergency. Make sure it’s in good working order before the spring season arrives so it’ll do its job when you need it!

Spring weather can escalate fast, so it’s a good idea to replenish your emergency kit, makes any necessary changes to your storm safety plan and find a few new ways to keep yourself updated on local weather events.

Our specialists understand how stressful a water emergency can be, which is why we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We can be at the scene of your disaster as soon as you call to restore your losses. Before you know it, your Winston-Salem home will be back to its former glory.

Got water damage? We are here to help 247 and can restore your home quickly. 336-946-1131

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