Stop Spring Water Damage Where It Counts | SERVPRO® of Hayward
Spring is on the way! While we do appreciate that we experience every single season here in northern Wisconsin, we are sure glad to see those subzero temperatures slowly fade away and the spring thaw occurs. It is important for you to be proactive in your preparations to avoid water or storm damage to your home.
Don’t just focus on the interior of your home, though! Winter weather can cause damage to your roof and around your property that could pose a large threat when the first spring storm rolls through. Check out our latest blog post below to get some tips on how to prepare.
Winter can cause a lot of debris and buildup to make its way onto your roof and into your gutters. Wind, ice and snow can all cause blockages in your gutters.
In addition, if you didn’t clean out your gutters in the fall, any leaf buildup could lead to water issues on your roof when the rain starts to fall. If the rain can’t flow down your roof, it can eventually get into your attic and leak down your walls.
It is also an important time to make sure any vents around your house are clear. Over the winter, they can create condensation and ice buildup around the openings. If your furnace, dryer or even attic vents can’t work properly, it can be dangerous to your family and cause appliance malfunctions.
Another place that commonly is a source of water damage is near your outdoor faucets and along your water lines outside. If any water froze and expanded in the pipes, they could crack or completely burst. Addressing cracks and or safely thawing your pipes now can prevent a large issue later in the spring.
Since the majority of us spend most of our time inside during the winter months, it can be easy to forget about our home’s exterior and roof. Out of sight, out of mind, right? But winter is actually a common season for roof damage.
Because we have had such a volatile and snowy winter season, ice dams and hefty snow buildup are common on a lot of our area homes. It is crucial that you check your roof for damage around your shingles and near the edges to catch an issue now before it is too late.
The damage also doesn’t have to be obvious for it to cause extensive water issues in your home. A single crack or missing shingle will quickly become a problem when the snow thaws or the first spring storm comes through.
A sump pump is a great investment in your home, but only if it is working! Give it a thorough inspection and consider having a professional come out to give it a look. A simple clog or malfunction can cause your basement to fill up with water and that type of damage can cause a significant toll on your family.
Before the first spring storm forecast, give your emergency kit an update and review your safety plan with everyone in your household. It is important that everyone knows how to reliably receive weather alerts and knows where your safe shelter location is in your home.
We know that water or storm damage is a possibility during any season, and spring is no different! If you discover home damage at any point in the year, give us a call at SERVPRO of Hayward and we will work hard to dry out your possessions and address any damage right away for you.
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