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Preparing For The Spring Thaw

Spring is right around the corner! Keep in mind that there is still potential for severe water damage in your home. Temperatures rise and fall, snow thaws out, and ice dams could create a flow of water directly into your foundation.

Take steps to minimize your chance for water damage from the spring thaw. Use these tips from ServiceMaster by Griffing

1. Clear your roof, gutters, and downspouts.

  • Gutters can be clogged with ice and debris in the spring. Use snow melt tabs to break down snow and ice stuck in the gutters, and clear any debris so the system can work properly. If water is pooling from snow melt runoff, attach an extension to your downspout to carry water farther away from your home.

2. Seal cracks in your foundation, doors, and windows.

  • Use weather stripping around your doors, and prepare your windows by replacing worn or old seals. Caulk any gaps or cracks you see in your foundation to help prevent water from snowmelt from entering your home.

3. Maintain your sump pump.

  • Perform regular, seasonal maintenance test to make sure your sump pump is working properly. Clear out any dirt and debris, and check that it drains properly away from your home or office.

If you discover water damage in your home, you need to act fast. The trained professionals at ServiceMaster by Griffing are prepared to respond 24/7 to your water damage emergency. Contact us today at 1-800-253-7366.

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