Spring is right around the corner, and with it comes good news and bad news. The good news is that winter is almost over! The warm weather will replace the bitter cold, flowers will begin to bloom, and trees will start to grow their leaves again.
The bad news is that when spring comes around, a lot of melting water comes with it, risking damages to your home. Nobody wants to come home just to see that their house has been flooded with spring water. Fortunately, Royal Renovations has the tips to help you prevent this from happening.
Spring Home Water Damage Prevention Checklist
There are a few ways you can prevent spring water damage:
- Install a basement pump or an alarm, which alerts you when water starts to pool in your basement
- Remove everything valuable out of your basement and put it somewhere where water can’t reach it
- Consider installing flood drains, or if you already have them, check them to make sure they still work properly
- Make sure your roof is in good condition, so it doesn’t allow any leakage from melting snow
- Clean your gutters and make sure that they aren’t damaged
- When planting, keep all plants at least a few feet away from your home
- Consider sloping the landscape around your home so the water flows away from your house
Preventing Water Damage
Consider getting a spring inspection. A professional will look for leakage, cracks, loose valves, and any other damages that may be hard to see. Check your home insurance coverage, too, as many agencies will cover flooding and water damages.
Dishwashers, water heaters, sinks, boilers, toilets, and washing machines can all also cause flooding and water damage if not cared for properly. Even if you don’t seem to find any damages in or around your home, an inspection can help ease your mind.
Fixing Spring Water Damage
If you’re already facing water damage, keep these tips in your back pocket to prevent the same thing from happening next spring. As mentioned, insurance may cover some of the damages. Fixing these damages may seem like a hassle, but that’s where the team at Royal Renovations comes in.