Spring Maintenance Tips & Checklist

Springtime means warmer weather, gardening, and green leaves. Unfortunately, it also means a high risk of home water damage. Prepare your home for warmer weather and enjoy all the fun things Spring has to offer with Berks · Fire · Water Restorations, Inc.℠ Maintenance tips and checklist.

Inspect for Leaks or Pipe Damage:

Until you turn your outdoor water on, you may not know that your hose bib froze over the winter, causing it to crack and leak. So, when you turn the valve back “on,” be sure to:

  • Inspect outdoor faucets and hose bibs
  • Look for signs of a leak. Basements and attics are usually the main points of entry for leaks, be sure to check the walls, ceiling and other materials for discoloration and any signs of water stains
  • If you notice a musty odor, it may be a sign that water has made its way inside.

If you find signs of water damage, give us a call.

Clean leaves and other debris from gutters and downspouts

Cleaning gutters to remove leaves, sticks, and debris should be a top priority on your Spring checklist. When gutters and downspouts are blocked with debris, rainwater may not drain properly and cause water damage to your home.

Inspect your roof for any damages:

While you are up cleaning the gutters, it is the perfect opportunity to check your roof for winter damage. Check for any loose, cracked, or missing shingles.

Replace any Filters in Your Home

Replace air filters in your HVAC system to ensure optimal performance and a healthier home.

If you’re looking to take your home’s air quality to the next level, consider scheduling our air duct cleaning services. Our skilled technicians utilize advanced equipment to thoroughly clean your air ducts, removing any dust build-up and ensuring the air inside your home is clean and healthy.

 
Clean Out Dryer Vents

Built-up lint and debris not only compromise your dryer’s efficiency but can also pose a fire hazard. Safeguard your home by ensuring proper ventilation of your dryer vents.

Create a Disaster Preparedness Plan

Create a custom disaster preparedness plan tailored to your home or business in case of an emergency. Keep all critical documents, plans and information organized and accessible to keep you and your livelihood safe!

Use the FREE “BFW Preparedness & Recovery App,” to safeguard your livelihood and loved ones with a comprehensive disaster plan at your fingertips.

 
Review your Insurance Coverage

When you’re planning ahead for spring storms, be sure to review your insurance coverage with your agent and make sure you understand what’s covered and what is not.

Check Your Sump Pump

If your home has a sump pump, it’s important to ensure that it’s working properly. Sump pump failure can contribute to water damage in your home. Be sure to verify that everything is running properly.

Trim trees & remove dead or loose branches

Falling branches can cause roof and other structure damage. Regular tree maintenance is a key aspect of safeguarding your home.

 

If your residential or commercial property experiences any damage this Spring, 

Berks • Fire • Water Restorations, Inc.℠ is available for emergency care 24/7 at 610-478-8660.