Spring is here, and all that snow has turned to rain! It’s time to prepare your home for the spring storm season. Make sure it’s ready to handle even the fiercest storm. Here are 6 tips from the experts at John A. Kinkaid Heating & Air Conditioning:
1. Clean out those gutters
As always, it is important to keep gutters clean and free of debris. It is especially important during heavy rain, when water will be gushing through your gutter system. Keeping all gutters, drains, and downspouts clear of debris keeps the rain flowing away from your roof, walls, and foundation.
2. Maintain your sump pump
With all this rain, there is the potential for flooding. A sump pump helps drain excess water from your basement to prevent flooding in your home. Make sure the pump is clean, operable, and the outflow is draining properly. A battery back-up for the pump keeps it running during a power outage.
3. Trim your trees
Trimming your trees every spring prevents overgrown limbs from breaking off in a particularly nasty storm and falling on your home or power lines. Pruning your trees prevents unnecessary home damage and power outages.
4. Invest in an automatic standby generator
An automatic standby generator keeps vital electrical systems in your house working during an emergency. This includes the sump pump, HVAC system, and any emergency medical equipment required by members of your household.
5. Secure outdoor furniture
Outdoor furniture such as patio sets and pool-side chairs are great accessories, but they can quickly become dangerous projectiles during a violent storm. Securing your outdoor furniture, lawn decorations, and any other objects that are not sufficiently anchored inside a garage or shed is important for the safety of your family and your home.
6. Get your HVAC system inspected by your local HVAC experts
Be sure to get your HVAC system inspected this spring. Make sure everything is working properly and efficiently so that your system can make it through the storm unscathed. Plus, you’ll want to make sure your A/C is ready for the summer heat!
Contact us in the Willow Grove area at 215-657-1262 and in the Ambler area at 215-646-5577. Or contact us online to request an appointment today!