Spring Tips for Storm
Spring is on the way, and we can’t wait to see a change in the weather. As you gear up for all of your outdoorsy spring activities, it’s a good idea to ready up your home at the same time.
Spring weather can bring a number of weather threats that can cause water damage if your Lowell home isn’t prepared!
While you write out your spring-cleaning list, make sure to complete a few of these vital outdoor chores around your property. We put together a few of the most important places you’ll need to maintain before spring has sprung.
As winter comes to a close, it’s vital to maintain the parts if your home that might be dealing with a buildup of debris. Wind, rain, snow and ice can all lead to clogged gutters.
Leaves, twigs and other debris can clog up your gutters and downspouts, causing water to leak down onto your roof and into your home. Before spring arrives, ensure your downspouts, gutters and outdoor vents are all clear of blockages from excess debris.
Make sure to check your outdoor faucets for any leaks or gaps. It can get freezing cold here in Lowell during the winter, so there’s a good chance you might be dealing with frozen pipes. Checking these areas will ensure your pipes are good to go when the warm spring weather arrives.
We typically don’t spend a lot of time outdoors when winter is in full swing. This can cause important issues on your roof or outside of your home to go unnoticed.
The heavy snow that visited our area this winter could’ve damaged your roof without your knowledge! Make sure any broken shingles, cracked gutters or other wear and tear are fixed before springtime.
Even the tiniest leaks and out-of-place shingles can result in a substantial water emergency when the first spring shower begins to pour. Checking these issues early on could save you from an even bigger problem in the future.
If you have a sump pump in your home, you understand how critical it is that it works when spring arrives. A sump pump helps protect your basement and foundation from excess water, especially during rainy seasons like spring. Check that your sump pump is operational to avoid clogs or malfunctions when you begin using it.
Spring weather can change fast, so ensure your family is ready by updating your emergency kit, making any needed changes to your safety plan and finding more than one way to stay updated on local weather events.
Our crew at SERVPRO of Lowell knows that water damage can catch you off-guard, even when you work hard to prevent it. That’s why we are available 24⁄7 to respond to any of your water emergencies! We can be on the scene in a flash to begin restoring your Lowell home to its pre-water state.
Got water damage? We are here to help 24⁄7 and can restore your home quickly.