Tips for Protecting Your Home This Spring and Beyond | SERVPRO® of Gwinnett County South
Here in Georgia, we’re lucky that our winters are relatively mild (especially when compared with what our friends in the Midwest and Northeast face). But that doesn’t mean we don’t have spring fever, too.
Inevitably when we flip the calendar from February to March, it’s time to start dreaming about what a new, warmer season will bring.
Gwinnett County residents might want to plant some flowers or tomatoes, plan a barbecue, or drive out to the country and take a hike. It can be as simple as dreaming about pulling your grill out and making some steaks.
While spring brings many great things to our area, it also brings the threat of severe weather and storms.
We can’t control or prevent the weather, but we can make our homes safer. These tips can help you do that.
Making Your Home Safer from Stormy Water
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Don’t wait to cut heavy limbs or branches hanging over your home. Many people love healthy, mature trees. But when the stems are over your roof or garage, they can fall when the winds get high and heavy. Cut them down.
Check and clear your gutters. This step is so vital we recommend doing this every season. Keep any water that comes near your home moving in the right direction instead of backing up and causing water damage.
Look for any signs of damage to your roof.Specifically, check for any missing shingles or leaks. Repairing them will help protect your home from water damage.
Be sure your home’s sump pump works. Your family may not have or need one of these. But if you do, keeping it working the right way protects your home from water damage.
Don’t leave items around your home loose. Don’t let unsecured furniture or other similar items become tools for wind damage. Trim back trees that need it and ensure everything you can.
If a fire, flood or any other cause damage to your home, you can always count on us for restoration assistance. We are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services and how we can help you.