{Spring Property Tips|Spring Into the Season with These Property Tips|Maintain Your Property this Spring with Tips} from Paul Davis

Spring is a {joyous|vibrant|fun|great} time of year with {several|many} exciting seasonal changes {which include|including} the {changing|budding|growth} of trees and flowers, longer {days|periods of daylight}, and {snow and ice thawing|thawing of snow and ice}. However, with {spring|seasonal} changes come potential {spring|seasonal} {problems|issues}. Take a {peek|look} at these {easy|simple} steps to {help|assist you in the prevention of|prevent} property damage to your home or office during the spring season.

1. Gutters

{Check for|Make sure there are no} loose or leaky gutters or clogged downspouts. Ensure downspouts drain away from the {property|foundation|building}, {approximately|at least} 5 feet, and {steer|are} clear of debris. {Existing and new landscaping projects|All current landscaping} should divert water away from the {building|foundation|property}. {Improper drainage can lead to water damage to the foundation or basement|Water damage can occur to the property from improper drainage}.

2. Washing Machine

{Inspect|Examine|Take a look at} your washing machine fill hose and {check|look} for cracks that could {turn into|become} leaks. A {hose that leaks|leaky hose} under pressure can cause {severe|major} damage in a short period of time. The 5/8” hose can pump 10-12 gallons per minute. {You may want to consider|Consider} changing to a no-burst hose to {decrease|reduce} your risk for damage.

3. Dryer

{Clean|Wipe out} your dryer vent and {take a look at|inspect} the outside exhaust. {All of the lint is not|Not all lint is} caught in the lint trap and can {lead to a clogged vent|clog the vent}. A {clean|clear} vent will save you money by reducing the time your dryer {runs|has to run}. A {clogged|plugged} vent is not only less efficient, but can cause a fire.

4. Refrigerator

{Don’t forget to vacuum|Vacuum} your refrigerator coils. The coils on the {back or bottom|bottom or back} of your refrigerator conduct the hot air from inside the unit. If {clogged|coated} with dust, they are less {effective|efficient} and cause your fridge to work {longer|harder}, which increases your electric bill. Use a vacuum cleaner hose or a brush to clean the coils. {While you’re cleaning the coils|Also}, check water lines for leaks to avoid water damage.

5. Sump Pump

{Slowly|Cautiously} pour water from a {large|5-gallon} bucket into the crock. {Keep an eye on|Observe} the sump pump switch. It should turn on and {start|begin} to pump water from the crock. Wait until the water pumps from the crock to {make sure|ensure} the pump turns itself off, and then {gradually|slowly} pour the {leftover|remaining} water in the crock to ensure the pump turns on again.

We hope these Spring Property Tips {are helpful to you and your family to|help you and your family avoid} {damage to your home or office|property damage} from the {season change|changing season}. If you do have {any damage to your property|property damage} from fire, water, mold or storm, {just pick up the phone and|please don’t hesitate to} Call Paul.