It's finally spring in the northern hemisphere, which means longer days, blooming flowers and lots of baby animals! Unfortunately, spring also brings April showers. It's easy to get distracted by the warmer weather and be surprised when it starts to rain. Here are our top tips on how to prepare your home for the April showers.
Check your gutters
In spring we can watch trees come back to life and beautiful flowers bloom. Unfortunately, leaves can easily fall into your gutters and clog them, creating drainage problems.
It's a good idea to clean them before the April showers. Otherwise, dirt could block the rainwater and spill it over the sides, potentially leading to costly water damage. Alternatively, clogged gutters can lead to sedentary water, which can cause rust and algae growth.
You can clean your gutters yourself with a ladder, thick rubber gloves and a garden hose. If you don't want to get your hands dirty, you can always hire a company to do the job for you.
Check for leaks
After a long winter, it's important to check your home for leaks. Structural defects or damage such as holes, cracks and gaps can cause water to penetrate, which can lead to flooding or mold growth.
Look for missing, warped, rotting, peeling, cracked, blistered, or kinking shingles on the roof and fix them right away. Also, check the chimneys or vents for loose material or wear.
Look inside for dark spots, sags, spots where light is shining from outside, and cracks in the ceiling.
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The caulking can crack and shrink in the winter months. So repair the seal on your doors and windows well in advance of the April showers. Properly sealed windows and doors keep cool air in even in the summer months and save money on air conditioning!
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If water is flowing towards, and not away from, your home, then you need to sort out the sorting issues before the spring rains attack. Try to find ways to divert the water, e.g. B. the installation of a French drain. Make sure your road gullies are working properly and not clogged with dirt or debris. If you think a drain is blocked, notify your local council immediately as this could cause flooding.
Pamper your lawn
Your lawn may look a little lifeless after a harsh winter. Freshen up your lawn by sowing bare patches and removing weeds before they multiply. A well-kept lawn should be flat and level to avoid flooding when it rains. Your lawnmower is also well worth servicing – you will be using a lot more in the months ahead.
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