How To Protect Your Home From Water Damage This Spring

How To Protect Your Home From Water Damage This Spring

Spring is right around the corner. Many homeowners are excited to finally get back outside and enjoy the spring weather. However, spring also brings the rainy season, which can take a toll on your home. Learn how to protect your home from water damage this spring with some tips to save you from the nightmare of discovering water stains and mold.

Check Your Gutters

Gutters are some of the most notorious causes of home water damage, no matter what season. In winter, gutters freeze over. In spring, they can overflow and drain down the sides of your home. Once your gutters thaw out, make sure to clear away any debris left over from the winter. Leftover branches, twigs, and dead leaves can clog your gutters and cause them to overflow during spring’s heavy rainstorms. This is one of the simplest and most effective ways to keep your home dry in the spring (and year-round).

Service Your Sump Pump

Your sump pump will be working overtime this season. From the snow melting and the ice thawing to heavy rains in March and April, your sump pump will be constantly battling high water levels. Make sure it’s prepared for the heavy lifting this spring by getting it inspected and serviced. Schedule a tune-up for your sump pump now before the snow starts to melt and the rainy season comes in full swing.

Pay Attention to the Foundation

One of the sneakier causes of water damage in your home occurs in the foundation. Some homeowners don’t even realize that their home’s foundation is affected until it’s too late. Mold can start to grow near your foundation due to moist and humid conditions, or your foundation itself could start to weaken. Make sure that you have adequate water runoff options facing away from your foundation. The last thing you want is for puddles of water to form near your foundation. Additionally, never plant trees and shrubs too close to this area either; otherwise, the roots could erode the soil nearby.

With these tips for how to protect your home from water damage this spring, you’ll stay high and dry indoors during even the heaviest of rainstorms.

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Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak – a national news affiliate.

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Sue Baxter

Susie Young Baxter, CEO, has published PanoramaNOW Magazine for 31 years. Her hobbies are Camping, Boating, Hiking, Nature, Gardening and Outdoor Activities. She is an Artist, Graphic Designer, an Avid Seamstress, Dabbles in Homemade Crafts and Landscaping. Since her Father was a Health Teacher, she also likes homeopathic Health Solutions. Since blogging started over 10 years ago, PanoramaNow has been added to Newsbreak - a national news affiliate.