Spring rains are great for our yards and flowers but heavy spring rains can cause havoc and damage to homes and property.  With a little storm preparation you can increase your chances of protecting your home against extreme weather.  Below are some tips you can take every spring to prepare your home for the rainy season.

Preparing Your Home For  Heavy Spring Storms

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  • First and most important, have a plan for safety during spring storms.

  • Have your roof inspected for missing or damaged shingles.

  • Repair or replace loose siding.

  • Keep your gutters and downspouts clean and clear of debris.

  • Ensure that water can flow away from your home and not towards foundation.

  • Test regularly and keep your sump pump in good working order.

  • Make sure doors and windows are properly sealed.

  • Trim any tree limbs located close to home.

  • Improve grading and drainage around your home's foundation.

  • Check for cracks in foundation and have any cracks repaired.