Is Your Home Ready for Spring Thunderstorms? l SERVPRO® of Pueblo
Are you ready for a new season? Most of us are!
As February turns to March, spring is definitely in the air. And many of us are starting to plan new projects and find different ways to brighten up a new season.
Maybe you’re an avid gardener planning your next landscaping project. Or maybe you’re looking for new ways to prepare old favorites on the grill.
Regardless of how you’re planning to spend spring, it’s a good idea to make time for home maintenance now, so you’re protected for one of spring’s weather threats—strong thunderstorms.
We can’t stop storms from hitting our homes and communities. But we can make sure our homes are as safe as possible when it happens.
Projects to Help You Keep Your Home Safe From Storms
It’s worth the effort to add these items to your seasonal to-do list:
Inspect your roof for issues. You want to be sure your roof is in good shape if a storm starts hitting. Check for things like missing shingles and signs of leaks. Repair them to keep your home safer.
Don’t leave items around your home unsecured, either. Don’t let unsecured furniture or other similar items become tools for wind damage. Trim back trees that need it and secure everything you can.
Don’t let tree limbs cause a problem. Tree limbs overhanging your home can fall during heavy winds. You can fix this issue, though. Cut down limbs or branches hanging over your garage and roof.
Ensure your sump pump is working (if you have one). Every homeowner doesn’t need one of these. But if you do need one to regulate water levels in your basement, it’s vital to keep it working. Be sure yours is in good shape before it starts raining.
Keep your gutters clean. This step is vital every season. Clean, clear channels are vital to keeping water around your home flowing the right way, instead of causing water damage.
If a fire, flood or any other cause damage to your home, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.