Ensure Your Home's Safety with Lightspeed's Pro Tips 

Springtime rejuvenates nature and brings about a sense of renewal and refreshment. While we embrace warmer weather and blooming landscapes, it's also a crucial time for homeowners to undertake spring maintenance tasks with a focus on water damage prevention. At Lightspeed Restoration, we are dedicated to helping you with water damage cleanup needs, but we firmly believe in the old saying that "Prevention is better than cure." Therefore, we've compiled a handy checklist for homeowners to inspect and prepare their homes during spring, aiming to mitigate the risk of water damage. 

The Lightspeed Prevention Checklist 

  1. Gutters and Downspouts Cleaning:

Clearing out leaves, debris, and nests from your gutters and downspouts is essential. A blocked gutter may cause water to overflow and collect around your home's foundation, potentially leading to basement flooding and structural damage. 

  1. Roof Inspection:

Winter can be harsh on roofs. Look for missing, damaged, or loose shingles that may allow water to seep in. Addressing these issues right away can prevent costly water damage and mold growth. 

  1. Sump Pump Check:

For homes equipped with sump pumps, spring is the time to ensure they're in top working order. Pour water into the sump pit and perform a test run. The pump should activate, discharge the water, and then shut off. If it doesn't, maintenance or a replacement might be necessary. 

  1. Window and Door Seals:

Inspect the seals all around windows and doors for cracks or wear. Over time, these can become entry points for water. Re-caulking these areas can prevent leaks and water damage inside walls and floors. 

  1. Landscape Grading:

Check the grading around your home's foundation. It should slope away from your house to facilitate water runoff and prevent accumulation that could seep into your basement. 

  1. Inspect Indoor Plumbing:

Regularly check under sinks, around toilets, and the water heater for any signs of leaking or corrosion. Early detection of leaks can save you from significant water damage and costly repairs. 

  1. Exterior Faucets and Hoses:

Inspect outdoor faucets and hoses for freeze damage. Turn the water on to check for leaks. A damaged hose bib can lead to water backing up into the walls, causing unseen damage over time. 

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At Lightspeed Restoration, we stand ready to assist with your water damage cleanup. However, we encourage taking these preventative measures to protect your home. Should you encounter any water-related issues, our expert team is here to help restore your home to its best condition. Call us at (800) 620-4009 for all your water damage restoration needs.