Spring Cleaning and Disaster Prevention
Flowers are starting to bloom, temperatures are rising, and summer fever is officially starting to set in, at least for us it is! Spring is here and we couldn’t be more thrilled! However, along with warmer weather, spring is typically associated with spring cleaning. Part of that home maintenance should involve prepping and repairing your home to help prevent any kind of disaster. It’s a great time to take a broad look at the state your home is in and check all aspects of potential maintenance needs. We’ve come up with a few tips to help you seek out and spot any potential water, fire, or mold hazards in and around your home.
Stopping Water Damage
With the upcoming spring showers, now is a great time to make sure your home is protected from potential water damage. Examine the outside caulking of your home to make sure there aren’t any areas that are clearly unprotected. Water entering your home could cause mold or, if enough water enters, structural damage. Make sure to check downspouts and gutters as well and clean them out. Backups or leaks in a gutter or downspout can be disastrous. It will prevent the water from moving away from your home and, in turn, go into your home. Also inspect your home to make sure there weren’t any hidden leak remnants from the winter season. If you find a trace of leftover water damage, be sure to call ERX as soon as possible. This will end any potential structure damage and mold. Catching any hidden disasters as early as possible will save you a lot of time and money.
As you are going through your home deep cleaning, organizing, and completing any other spring cleaning tasks, it serves as a good time to check fire alarms, sprinklers, or smoke detectors. All of these should be maintained seasonally to ensure that your home is as protected from fire as it possibly can be. Routine maintenance of all fire-related apparatuses is absolutely necessary. When lives are at risk, you can’t take a chance on fire safety. Also, make sure all your electrical work in and around your home is functioning properly. Electrical issues are a huge cause of house fires, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Not only is spring a great time to spruce up your home, it’s also a good time to get regular home maintenance done. Enjoy the warm weather while checking the siding of your home. Be thorough and check things you might not think to normally, like your sump pump or heater. Winter conditions could have left lasting damage on your home, so it’s important to inspect every piece of equipment
If while you are inspecting your home for potential disasters and taking preventative measures for the upcoming summer months, you come across any curious problems, from minor to significant, it is important to call a professional restoration company, such as ERX. We will make sure the problem is taken care of quickly and completely with no stress to you!