Spring Showers Will Be Here Before We Know It
January in South Florida is the best reminder for all of us that we live in the greatest place in the world. With cooler weather here and there we are able to put on some of our winter gear, even if it is only for a day or two. Even more exciting, however, is that it barely rains during the winter season. That means staying outside for long hours and enjoying clear skies and sunny days. While we are still in the middle of the winter season, South Floridians can probably look forward to one or two additional cold day stretches before springtime arrives.
Seasoned Floridians know that while the flowers bloom beautifully during springtime, we can also look forward to rain, a lot of rain. When people talk about “spring showers” they refer to the saying that was established due to the particularly rain-filled months of March and April. Unfortunately for homeowners and business owners, spring showers can mean potential water damage to both the interior and exterior of a property. While it may seem early to start preparing now, the spring season is sure to sneak up on us.
As such, South Florida homeowners should keep the following tips in mind to prepare properly for this year’s spring showers:
- Check the sealants of all openings throughout the home – all windows and doors
- Review your insurance plan so that you know your coverage and take a look at whether or not you have flood insurance
- Conduct a roof inspection to make sure that there are no loose shingles, broken tiles, or any dents or gaps
- Take a look at your home’s landscaping and check for any potential safety hazards.
- Do a full inspection of your home’s exterior, paying careful attention to the gutters and downspouts
While no one knows quite how much rain will fall this spring, we can all count on consistent rain throughout the season. Preparing your home or business now means potentially saving a lot of money in water damage and restoration. As always, if you do encounter water damage or storm damage SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County is here for you. Contact our office today to speak with a storm damage repair expert.