How to Avoid Property Damage
3 Spring Tasks Homeowners Always Do to Avoid Property Damage
Easy April projects that keep your home safe
#1 Green Up to Avoid Property Damage
Patching those bare spots in the lawn can keep water out of your home as spring rains and storms roll in—make this one of your annual spring duties to avoid property damage.
Grass is an effective barrier for excess rain. Those in-the-know use grass and valleys to redirect water away from a home’s foundation. And the best news is, it saves you thousands of dollars compared to other waterproofing methods.
#2 Become an Inspector!
Investigate your roof for leaks—taking a close look at your roof after a long winter is the ideal way to avoid leaks and roof repair down the road..
Slink around the outside of your house with some binoculars. Yes, we said slink. Binoculars give you a closer looksee and is much safer than roof walking. Look for signs of property damage such as:
- Loose shingles
- Damaged or clogged gutters
- Peeling paint
- Foundation cracks
- Detached downspouts
Most of these issues can, and should, be easily repaired at a relatively low cost to protect the inside of your home from water damage that can become even more costly.
#3 Change the Battery—Chirp, Chirp
Smoke detector batteries lose charge over time—change them twice per year to avoid the dreaded chirp!
What better time to refresh those batteries than spring and winter? Almost all types of smoke detectors chirp to let you know it’s time to change the battery. However, why is it that chirp always seems to happen in the middle of the night?
Getting ahead of the game by scheduling a battery swap can go a long way to keeping your sanity intact while protecting your home from disaster.