Spring is officially here. The cold days, and especially nights, are behind us for the season. Now we have to prepare for the summer rains. With the seasonal downpour comes the chance for leaks around the house. Follow our steps below to keep your home dry - prevent any extra water from going where it doesn’t belong raising your water bill and possibly causing expensive damage.
Test the Outdoor Sprinklers and Faucets
Begin with a test of your outdoor water systems including your sprinklers and faucets. These areas are essential to check as they have a high likelihood of freezing over the winter. Look for a leak around the outdoor faucets or sprinkler systems. If you notice anything, call in a professional to assess and fix the problem immediately.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts
Your next stop is to deal with the most significant blockages nature can throw your way. Tree branches, palm tree fronds, leaves, twigs, and all sorts of other natural clutter gets caught in gutters and downspouts regularly. Start your preventative spring cleaning by grabbing a ladder and clearing out your gutters. Take a trash bag along to make the process go quickly. Once you get to the downspout, first clear everything you can from the bottom part. Then put the hose into the top to flush anything else out.
Fill Any Cracks in Your House’s Foundation
As time goes by, your foundation will begin to show the standard signs of wear and tear. The cold winter temperatures can deepen any slight cracks here. Take some extra cement or spackle and fill in any cracks, gaps, or holes in your foundation to stop any water penetration.
The expert team at Orlando Leak Detection has experience investigating and stopping leaks or floods at their source. We are available this spring to help protect your home from the elements. We have an emergency 24/7 service in case the worst happens outside regular business hours. Give us a call today at (407) 618-3665 to set up an appointment before our schedule fills up.