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Residential Home Inspector Tips For Preparing For Spring

MAR 03, 2018

As home inspectors, we see the first hand all the issues the come with the warmer weather. It’s important to prepare your home as much as possible. With temperatures set to start rising, the ice and snow that has built up over the winter will start melting and in some cases causing problems. Here are some tips on how to get ready for this without experiencing roof and basement leaks and other unfortunate events.

With temperatures set to start rising, the ice and snow that has built up over the winter will start melting and in some cases causing problems. Here are some tips on how to get ready for this without experiencing roof and basement leaks and other unfortunate events.

Move snow at least one to two feet away from your foundation. This way the snow will not melt directly into your foundation if your slopes are not properly draining away from the house.

Clear the snow and ice away from your downspouts. The water will need to flow freely when the snow starts to melt.

If your driveway has an exterior drain due to its slope, make sure it is clean and clear from debris. The water will need to flow and if the rain is blocked it will flow into your garage.

If your driveway has an exterior drain due to its slope, make sure it is clean and clear from debris. The water will need to flow and if the rain is blocked it will flow into your garage.

Lastly, make sure your sump pump is operational and the pit is clean. In case you do have a flood, your pump needs to be ready to handle it.

If you not sure what to do the preparation for the spring weather consider having a home inspector come by and access your property. Home Inspectors can give useful tips and help recommend trusted professionals to help prevent major problems.

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