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Tuesday 5 February 2019

Springtime Disasters: 4 Things You Can Do Right Now to Prevent Them

Posted by at 3:00 PM

Winter may seem like it's going to last forever, but fear not, spring is just around the corner. So now is a good time to work on home disaster prevention. Not sure what might need fixing or reinforcing? Check out these four ideas to get you started.

Clean Your Furniture

Springtime is usually when you find all of the dust, pollen, and other allergens that have embedded into your furniture. This can lead to asthma issues as well as bad allergy attacks. To help mitigate this, proactively clean your furniture. While you can spot clean and vacuum regularly, you'll also want to have your upholstery and fragile furniture deep cleaned. This is where a professional can come in and do this well and without risk of damaging your furniture. Coming into a time of year where allergens are brought in from the outside, give your household a fresh clean so that you aren't adding fuel to the fire.

Clean Out Your Air Ducts

In the same way you clean your furniture, you'll also want to clean out your air ducts. After a long, dry winter stuck inside, your ducts will probably be musty and full of dust. Cleaning your ducts will give you better air to breathe in your house, which will also help with asthma and allergy relief. Air duct cleaning can seem difficult, but a professional cleaning service will be able to do so quickly and efficiently. They'll be able to get rid of any mold, dust, or household pollutants that have clogged the duct.

Inspect For Mold

Mold grows in wet or damp places. And after a long winter with snow or a spring with a lot of rain, it's possible you have mold and you don't even know it. The mold you see is often just a fraction of how much mold you have. So hiring a professional restoration company can help you to repair any mold damage big or small. Mold can show up in your air ducts, attics, basements, bathrooms, and more. If you suspect there may be mold in your home, don't wait. Call a restoration company immediately.

Check For Bursting Pipes

Frozen pipes can burst during the winter and lead to cracked, leaking pipes that are discovered in the spring. Frozen water in the pipes expand, causing the pipe itself to crack. Proactively inspecting your pipes can prevent further damage if you find the cracks before a big leak occurs. A professional restoration service will come to repair your pipes and reinforce them for the next winter by adding insulation to the pipes themselves and taking other preventive measures.

Springtime already puts you in the mood for spring cleaning, so why not also do some home disaster prevention? If you are in need of some restoration services, call ANR Restoration. We are a full-service restoration company located in Sellersburg, Indiana. Call us today at (812) 220-0671 or email us at [email protected] for more information or to set up an appointment.