Spring has arrived! And with this new season comes a sensation of starting fresh. Spring cleaning is an annual ritual taken on by most of us to clean out the dust and clutter from being indoors. As we transition our homes from winter to summer, it’s a great idea to combine spring cleaning and home protection. You can make your home safer as you clean and tidy up various areas. Take a broad look at the state of your home, check for evidence of damage, and perform routine maintenance.
Signs of Water Damage
Now is a great time to make sure your home is protected from potential water damage. Examine the outside caulking of your home to make sure there aren’t any areas that are clearly unprotected. Water entering your home can cause structural damage, if enough water penetrates. Make sure to check downspouts and gutters as well and clean them out. Backups or leaks in a gutter or downspout can be disastrous. It will prevent the water from moving away from your home and, in turn, go into your home. Also inspect your home to make sure there weren’t any hidden leak remnants from the winter season. If you find a trace of leftover water damage, be sure to call Xtreme Home Improvement as soon as possible. This will end any potential structure damage and mold. Catching any hidden disasters as early as possible will save you a lot of time and money.
Check For Mold
Cabinets underneath sinks
Water heater and furnace
If you discover mold, get in touch with our mold remediation experts as soon as possible. We will help you sanitize your home and repair any areas that sustained damage.
As you are going through your home deep cleaning, organizing, and completing any other spring cleaning tasks, it serves as a good time to check fire alarms, sprinklers, or smoke detectors. All of these should be maintained seasonally to ensure that your home is as protected from fire as it possibly can be. Routine maintenance of all fire-related apparatuses is absolutely necessary. When lives are at risk, you can’t take a chance on fire safety. Also, make sure all your electrical work in and around your home is functioning properly. Electrical issues are a huge cause of house fires, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Protect Your Home From Damage
Not only is spring a great time to spruce up your home, it’s also a good time to get regular home maintenance done. Ignoring small problems today can mean that you end up spending a lot of money and dealing with tons of stress tomorrow. If in the course of spring cleaning, you come across any problems, from minor to significant, it is important to call a full-service restoration company. Whether you need new gutter installation, roof repair, or suggestions for keeping your home dry, we’re always ready to lend a hand. To learn more about our services or to schedule your appointment, contact us today.