When you think of Spring, what comes to mind? Probably things like warmer days, outdoor fun and the gradual shift from ‘why is everything brown?’ to kind-of green.
What might not come to mind is spring water damage.
When the snow is ready to melt, it’s time to take action as a homeowner. Spring seepage and water damage are both common and expensive to fix. Get ahead of water damage to your home by following these helpful steps:
- Plan Ahead
No surprise here, but Spring happens annually. Plan to assess your home before the snow begins to melt and rainy days set in. If you’ve had leaks or flooding before, you know exactly where to start looking! Check for leaks or cracks in your home’s foundation, attic, roof and walls and ensure your sump pump is functioning.
- Clean Up
A tidy home makes for happy homeowners. Clear away snow and debris from the foundation of your home and ensure melting water has a clear route out. Be sure to check your window wells, eavestroughs, gutters, downspouts and storm drain.
If you had to Google what a sump pump is, that’s okay. And if you don’t have one, you might want to invest. Maintenance is essential for keeping your home safe—replacing tiles or caulking cracks before water damage will save you the headache. For older homes, consider having a professional inspection done to address deterioration.
Despite even the best efforts, water damage can occur. Be prepared and have peace of mind with property insurance you can count on. (Hint: That’s us!) Our advisors are here to make planning ahead convenient and straightforward, so you can get back to thinking about what Spring is really for—waiting for summer!