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Getting Your Home Ready for Spring in Charleston, SC

Posted: 14 Mar, 2015 by:

You know spring has sprung in Charleston when… you have water damage in your basement that needs to be cleaned up, right? And if you don’t have water damage yet, here are some tips for getting your home ready for spring.

Start with doing all the things that direct water away from the house. The big one here is to clean the gutters and make sure everything is oriented to pushing water away from the house. One part of this is to inspect the house from the outside – look for roof and siding areas that need attention.

Schedule that maintenance. Need painting? Figure out everything from color to contractor. The summer can disappear fast – especially if you are booking people to work on the house. Call them now before their schedules get filled up.

Hack back those tree limbs that are too close to the house. Or get a professional to do the arbor work. Leaves that can fall on the roof can lead to build up and problems, not to mention serving as the perfect ladder for squirrels. Trees should be well back from the house.

Lastly, be prepared for water damage in your basement needing a cleanup if it does occur. That can mean calling us. We offer advice, equipment rentals, and trained personnel to get you back to the high and dry.

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