Warmer weather means Spring and Summer are quickly approaching for Texas. With the colder weather fading, it is time to perform some checks on your home. There are places on the interior and exterior that should be checked for damages. Below, we will discuss a few places you should check to ensure you did not accrue any property damages over the winter.
Roof Structure and Gutters
Missing shingles can be a common occurrence over the winter. Missing or loose shingles can cause leaks to occur in your attic, which can lead to significant water damages, eventual mold growth, and rot. It is important that you check your roof over for any missing or damaged shingles, as well as any gutter damages. A damaged or clogged gutter can cause water to back up and force water into the seams of your home.
Attics are not entered regularly; because of this, water damages are generally not spotted for weeks or months. As water sits in your attic, it can begin to damage the ceiling of your home, as well as promote mold growth. Mold growth can cause severe allergies and even rashes in some individuals. If you notice any water or mold stains on your ceiling or walls, contact a restoration company as soon as possible for safe removal.
Windows and Siding
Severe weather can cause damage to our windows and siding. Windows can become cracked, and seals can be damaged, leading to water entering your home. Your siding can also become damaged from hail and storm damage. If this occurs, water can enter your home through your siding. This can cause structural and foundation problems.
Fire Alarms and Extinguishers
Fire alarms should be checked at the end of each season. You should test your alarms and change the batteries to ensure they are working correctly. Your fire alarms could save you and your family’s life. It is also important to check the expiration dates on your fire extinguishers, as they can expire.
Checking the above areas in and around your home can prevent significant water damages, mold growth, and rot from occurring. If you do have water losses or mold growth, contact your local restoration company for water damage restoration and mold removal services.