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Spring Tips to Avoid Water Damage Cleanup

water damage cleanup pocatelloThe spring and early summer months bring unpredictable weather that can spell trouble and require water damage cleanup if your home is not prepared. Local flooding, heavy rains, and high winds all put your Pocatello home at risk for water damage.

So while you are outside doing some landscaping and yard work, make sure you look for and take care of any potential problems that can lead to water damage cleanup.

Inspect Roof and Gutters

After the winter months, you should inspect your roof for any damage to prevent water from entering through your roof and into your home. If you notice any water stains on your ceiling, this is indicative of a roof problem that is allowing water to enter your home.

You should also make sure your gutters are free of debris, and all your downspouts are directed away from your foundation. Water damage cleanup is sometimes necessary after heavy rains in homes that have clogged gutters, or gutters that direct all water to the foundation, potentially flooding the basement.

Trim Trees and Tree Branches

While not the most obvious, overhanging trees and tree branches that fall can damage your home during a storm, allowing rain to enter your home and causing water damage. Remove branches that can fall and damage your roof, or those that will allow squirrels and other critters onto your roof.

Check Your Sprinklers

This is the time of year when everyone turns on their sprinklers and sprinkler systems to water their lawns. Inspect your sprinkler system when you first turn it on for any problems. If you use a manual sprinkler, set a timer and remember to turn it off after the set time to prevent over saturating your yard and flooding your basement. Water damage cleanup is common this time of year due to problems with sprinklers.

While the weather is unpredictable, you can be proactive and take steps to prevent water damage in your home. If you do need water damage cleanup, call On The Spot Cleaning & Restoration in Pocatello.