Spring Cleaning Can Save You
With warmer temperatures on the horizon, spring showers and heavier storms are undoubtedly on the way. During the spring season, we see numerous damages to homes and businesses as a result of these springtime storms. In most cases, these could have been avoided if the property owner had just taken a small number of preventative measures. Here are a few easy things you can do before a storm hits to save you time, money, and grief.
Inspect your gutters
Gutters naturally become clogged over time, due to leaves, rocks, twigs, and other organic material. When too much matter builds up, water can no longer flow freely away from your property. This can cause water to build up on your roof, which can cause roof damage. Additionally, if water cannot flow away from the property, it may seep into your basement, causing damage that way. Check your entire gutter system for clogs and make sure all connections are secure.
Inspect seals around the property
All of the windows and doors in your home have a seal around them, whether it is plastic or caulked. When these seals become compromised, they are susceptible to allowing water inside. This is especially true in our area, where spring storms can bring heavy rainfall. Check that all seals around your property are intact and water-tight. While not technically a seal, your roof does provide a barrier to the top of your house. Make sure that there are no missing or broken shingles that could let water in.
It is important to contact a damage restoration professional as soon as you notice any storm damage. SERVPRO of Greenwich has over 30 years of experience working with people who have had damage to their property. If you have any type of damage, call us immediately at 203.324.1642.