The exterior of your home experiences a lot during the winter; it is pounded with snow, ice, and wind. This can lead to major damages. Spring is a time for cleaning, and your outdoor areas should be no different. It is important to take care of your exterior areas so that they do not cause a disaster to your home. Below Disaster Cleanup Services will go over several maintenance tips to ensure your home stays disaster free. 

  • Check your Roof

Winter weather can cause shingles to break and your roof to become damaged. Roof damages can cause leaks to your attic and ceiling. If you have any missing shingles or weak spots, it is important to have them fixed as soon as possible. You should also check your attic for any water damages, which could lead to mold. 

  • Check your Sump Pump

Sump pumps are important for areas like basements. Your basement could become flooded if your sump pump is not working properly. Sump pumps should be checked on a regular basis. Flooding could cause major structural problems and mold growth.

  • Check your Trees

After winter, tree limbs may be fragile or dead. It is important to have any damaged trees or limbs removed for your home’s safety. Limbs could fall on your home, causing major damages, including flooding and possibly fires. 

  • Check your Gutters

Gutters and downspouts should be cleared of any debris. If the gutter is not clean, water can enter your home. Water can enter through the seams of your home and seep between your walls, causing major water damages over time. This can also cause mold and other problems for your home. 

Above are some maintenance tips to keep your home safe this spring. If you do have any disaster occur, make sure to call a Disaster Cleanup Service. A certified company will handle all cleanup, restoration, and insurance claims for you.

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