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Protect your home from effects of winter snow and spring showers
March 11 10:11 AM
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We’ve had an extremely snowy season this year and now with spring coming up (hopefully), we’re going to see more rain in our forecast. That means we need to be more vigilant on protecting our homes from water. Here are a few ways to brace for the upcoming rainy season:

1.    Clear as much snow as possible from basement windows and create a channel toward a slope in your yard to direct water away from your home. This also is true of downspouts that do not have much slope.

2.    Check your downspout conduit – is it clogged with ice? If you’re able to remove the conduit, clear out the ice. Secure it back on and redirect it so the water will flow downhill.

3.    If you can’t redirect the downspouts, shovel a channel away from the downspout and make it long enough to route the water downhill.

4.    Have a storm drain near your home? Check and see if there is any ice or snow built up around it and clear it off. All efforts to drain water away from you or your neighbor’s homes is very neighborly.

Did you notice a theme? Direct all paths of water that could come near your home away from your home. Period.

Now, let’s get through this winter and forge ahead into some warmer weather.