Spring has arrived in Baltimore and for homeowners, that means it’s time to start focusing on checking off tasks on the spring to-do-list. Once your yard clean-up and pruning are complete, here’s how Clean Sweep can ensure your home is ready for the warm, and potentially damp change of seasons.
Gutters work to divert the water away from your home. They typically lead to a drain or flow away from a property to carry water far from the foundation. When your gutters are clogged or in need of repair, water can flow off of the roof and land directly on the ground. If your gutters are clogged, spring rain showers could spell major issues for your home.
Poor drainage is one of the top causes of foundation failure. Ongoing moisture in concentrated areas makes the soil settle and become compact. When the soil settles, the foundation has uneven support. Continuous moisture can also create erosion, which takes away the soil currently holding up the foundation.
Because early spring still has the potential for cold weather, there are added risks associated with clogged gutters. When water pools around the base of your foundation, it can seep into small spaces. During this time of year, the water will freeze, expand, and thaw once again. As a result, cracking can occur. Cracks in a foundation can lead to more severe structural difficulties that require costly remediation.
The start of spring means you may rely less on your fireplace to heat your home. Even if you aren’t planning on lighting up your fireplace anytime soon, there are still a host of advantages to scheduling your chimney cleaning in the spring:
- Odor remediation
- Pest control with chimney cap installation
- Repair brickwork deterioration from the winter
- Schedule at your convenience!
Prepare Your Home for the Spring Ahead with Clean Sweep Maryland
Clean Sweep Maryland has the professional equipment necessary to remove any amount of creosote from your chimney, along with performing repairs to your chimney, your liner or your insulation. Call Clean Sweep Maryland today at 410-558-1111 for professional chimney sweep, dryer vent cleaning, air duct cleaning and gutter cleaning services designed to keep your home in wonderful condition and your family safe.