Though winter has passed, it may not feel like it’s over; you can expect many spring storms throughout the next few months.
Spring is known for its rapid and sudden changes in weather. One moment you may be experiencing a cloud-free blue sky, and the next minute, it’s a complete downpour. Rain showers, thunderstorms, severe winds, and more are no strangers to spring, so preparing property is essential.
Read more below for tips on preparing your house for the coming spring storms.
5 Ways You Can Prepare Your Home for Spring Storms
- Spring Clean Your Gutter System — After fall and winter, you can expect your gutters to be full of debris. Between leaves, pine needles, twigs, and the occasional animal nest, your gutter system requires some serious TLC. Whether you call in the pros for the job or take a few hours this weekend to do it yourself, removing the accumulated junk is necessary so that the heavy spring rains can flow freely through. Additionally, you’ll want to inspect your system to ensure there are no leaks, that it is still securely attached to your home, and that it drains away from the foundation of your house.
- Take Cover — When a severe storm is forecasted, make sure to button down the hatches surrounding your home. Close and secure your storm shutters, move your vehicles into covered spaces, and tack down any exterior window treatments to prevent potential damage.
- Put Away Your Stuff — The sunny days thus far may have inspired you to pull out all your patio furniture, grill, and other yard gear. Unfortunately, you may need to stow away your outdoor items a bit longer until the extreme spring storms pass. At the very least, you’ll want to secure them tightly so they don’t blow away and become dangerous projectiles.
- Prune Your Trees — As trees begin to blossom, you’ll be able to easily tell which branches are dead and need to be removed. A mild windstorm is all it takes for these branches to snap off and take out your roof or a power line. Trim away any branches necessary to protect your property and your loved ones.
- Inspect Your Sump Pump — If your house has a sump pump, make sure to test it out to ensure it is clean and working correctly. You might want to consider adding a battery-operated backup sump pump to keep things moving along if the power goes out.
Contact Restoremasters Today
Since we can’t stop spring storms from happening, the best defense is to prepare your home and property. When that isn’t enough, the team at Restoremasters is here to help.
Extreme weather, fire, and mold can wreak havoc on a house, and professional help is often required to deal with the aftermath. If your Salt Lake City or Provo home in Utah along the Wasatch Front has been affected by any of these disasters, call the experts at Restoremasters. With over 100 years of combined experience, our knowledgeable technicians work effectively and efficiently to restore your home or business to its former state. Contact Restoremasters today to learn more.