April showers are just around the corner. Make sure your home is ready to weather the storm by:
- Testing Your Sump Pump. Many homes have a sump pump to keep groundwater from seeping into the basement or crawl space and moving the water away from your foundation. But if it fails – you could come home to a flood. Do a quick test to make sure your sump pump is working correctly. Just unplug the pump and then plug it in again. If the pump doesn’t turn on immediately, you may need to replace the unit. You may also want to add a battery-powered backup pump in case the power goes out during a storm and your primary sump pump can’t function.
- Doing a Quick Gutter Check. Clogged gutters and downspouts can cause massive damage to your roof, siding, and home interior. If you didn’t clean out the gutters before winter, make sure to get it done now before rainy season kicks in. And once they’re clean, keep them that way by—Frost King has a range of gutter guards, gutter screens, and downspout guards to stop leaves and debris from blocking gutters and downspouts.
- Stopping Leaks Before They Start. Check windows and doors to make sure that weatherstripping is intact after the long, cold winter. If it’s cracked, rotted or loose, replace it—a quick do-it-yourself project that’s worth every second of time you spend doing it. Frost King offers a wide range of easy-to-install weatherstripping products for any application.