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5 Habits to Keep Your House Safe in Spring

Cleaning out your garage every spring is an excellent way to downsize and inspect for water damage and mould.

Cleaning out your garage every spring is an excellent way to downsize and inspect for water damage and mould.

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. It’s also an ideal time for some simple preventative maintenance and repair tips from our Fort McMurray property restoration family. Here are five simple habits you can begin using this spring to protect your home and ensure a stress-free summer:


It’s Nice Outside—Enjoy It!

Spring is the perfect time to be outside. It’s a true Goldilocks’ season—not too hot and not too cold. Some of the tasks you should take on include cleaning the gutters and inspecting your roof. Snow and ice can do significant damage during the winter. Cleaning the gutters can prevent water damage and flooding. A quick tour and repair of your roof can mitigate the need for water damage restoration or flood cleanup. Also, look for any standing water on your property and remove it—no need to give mosquitos and bugs any encouragement.


Clean the Nooks and Crannies

Piles of stuff can accumulate during the winter. Corners of shed and garages, neglected in the winter, should be inspected to see if they require any mould restoration. Spend some time organizing your garage or shed and identify potential problem areas. One of the best ways to do this is to remove everything from your garage and shed—give the space a good scrub, look for any areas that need flood restoration or mould clean up—then put back only the essentials.


Safe and Sound

Spring is also an excellent time to ensure your smoke detectors and flood sensors are in good working order. Here at Proserve DKI property restoration in Fort McMurray, we’ve seen first-hand how early detection can save a lot of expenses when it comes to flood cleanup and water damage restoration.


The Air You Breathe

Get rid of the stale air that’s been in circulation in your home over the winter and let in the fresh air. Vacuuming the floors, dusting the furniture and washing the linens will break up the dirt, pollen and dander that leads to itchy eyes, sneezes, and runny noses. Spring is also an excellent time to replace your HVAC filters and clean out vents. If necessary, you may need to hire a professional mould clean-up service such as Proserve DKI Property Restoration in Wood Buffalo. We’d be happy to inspect your home and offer suggestions that will keep your home safe and healthy for years to come.


Take Time to Simplify

Consider going through your house and making an inventory of what you really need and what is just sitting around gathering dust. A good rule of thumb is that if you haven’t used an item or piece of clothing since last spring, it may be time for that item to exit stage left! Pick up some extra cash by selling on Facebook Marketplace or donate unwanted/unused items to a charity or worthy cause.

Prevent fire damage by reading Why the Kitchen is the Most Dangerous Room in Your Home.


Minimize the damage and know where to turn in case of an emergency. Contact Proserve DKI