Proactive Spring Cleaning = Emergency Preparedness
It’s that time of year again… the flowers are blooming, the pollen is out for a vengeance and ‘spring cleaning’ gets added to the top of our to-do lists.
As you plan for your annual deep clean and refresh, don’t forget to tackle some crucial property maintenance that may not be as obvious as dusting the fan blades or scrubbing the baseboards.
Not sure where to start?
Check SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin’s Emergency Preparedness Spring Cleaning Checklist:
North Carolina is known for its summer heat and high humidity, which can unfortunately lead to mold! Try introducing a dehumidifier in your home to reduce humidity levels and eliminate conditions where mold can thrive. Not only will this lower your risk of mold growth in your property, lower humidity levels can also deter dust accumulation! If you come across any mold infestation in your home during your spring cleaning, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of D&Y for mold remediation assistance. Mold is fast growing and dangerous for not only your health but can also cause serious structural damage to your property, so proactivity is key.
PS: Household mold can worsen those pesky spring allergies. Early detection and removal is key in mitigating allergy symptoms, protecting your overall health, and maintaining the foundational structure of your home.
Water Damage Prevention
April showers bring May flowers - and potentially months of restoration if your property is unprepared! Heavy rain and flash floods are inevitable, however, more trivial things like clogged drain pipes, leaky pipes, or broken water mains can also lead to water damage in your home. Making regular leak checks and rain gutter maintenance part of your spring cleaning routine can make all the difference in water damage prevention.
- Tip 1 – Look for leaks within your home. If you have a property in which your water supply was cut off for the winter months, make sure to turn it back on and monitor for leaks.
- Tip 2 – Look for leaks in or around your exterior hose bib. Although not inside your home, a leaky exterior spigot can lead to exterior, interior, and even foundational damage to your home. In freezing temperatures, hose bibs are prone to expanding and cracking. As spring temperatures set in and pipes begin to thaw, a cracked hose bib can lead to a continuous leak. If left undetected, even a slow leak can result in serious water damage to your property.
Be sure to test your smoke, fire and carbon monoxide alarms! It’s easy to forget about these until a disaster has backed you into a corner. This kind of proactive maintenance can help protect you and your family, as well as lessen the potential for irreversible property damage.
SERVPRO of Davie and Yadkin Counties has successfully assisted hundreds of North Carolina home and land owners in water damage mitigation, restoration and disaster recovery since their opening in 2011. If you are interested in updating your disaster mitigation efforts, SERVPRO of D&Y’s trained staff is here to help- available 24/7.
Contact SERVPRO of Davie & Yadkin Counties at 336-677-1415, or