With much focus on the coronavirus, it’s understandable for homeowners to accidentally overlook some basic home maintenance items right now. But as the weather warms up, it becomes all the more important to pay attention to certain items in your home to prevent costly water damage.
Follow these simple steps for preventing home damage this spring.
- Gutters. Remove foliage and debris, making sure downspouts are positioned so water flows easily away from the house.
- Heating, Ventilation and Cooling (HVAC) system. Change air filters and check the cleanliness and functionality of your ducts. Ductwork can be difficult to check yourself, so you may want to have a professional inspect or clean your air ducts.
- Roof. Inspect loose or missing shingles; examine exterior vents and clear away moss or materials that could cause clogs.
- Pipes. Uncover any pipes you wrapped to keep warm during the winter, investigating for cracks and damage as you go.
- Yard. Test the outdoor water spigots and sprinklers. Reconnect the hoses you brought in for winter. This is also a great time to see if your grill is functioning, to clean off patio furniture and to check your deck flooring for rotting boards.
Water damage requires quick attention to limit further damage and expense. Should water damage occur, it’s important to note that waiting to restore your home may lead to greater damage (such as harmful mold) or worsen the severity of your insurance claim.
For immediate water damage response in Wichita, Derby, Winfield or Hutchinson, contact us directly at 316-219-9696 or toll free at 888-GET-WINK.