Hooray – the temperature is finally rising! Although this is a good reason to be happy, there are numerous problems that may occur in your home, especially in the basement, once the snow starts melting. Read these tips on how to protect your home after an icy, cold winter.
Tip 1 – Remove snow from your home
This is the most crucial step if you want to make sure that the melting snow won’t damage your basement and your home. Take a look at delicate corners such as your foundation, doors, and windows. Start by shoveling snow that may already have accumulated around your basement.
Tip 2 – Inspect your roof
You might want to hire a professional to remove snow from your roof. You have to make sure that there would be no water run-off when the temperature begins to rise. Prepare a sloped material that would lead the run-off for at least 10 ft from your house.
Tip 3 – Clear any clogs
See if your storm drains are clogged with snow. Clear them as they would let water in to your basement.
Tip 4 – Keep appliances safe
We do not always know where melted snow leaks will flow, but we have to make sure that they would not reach our appliances. Inspect whether electrical wirings or appliances are near water especially in the basement. You may want to hire an electrician for this.
Tip 5 – Prioritize your safety
There are some factors that may compromise your safety. Be sure to use the expertise of professionals to handle situations that might be risky for you.
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