Now that winter is passed and spring is in full swing, it is a good time to make sure that our gutters are cleaned. We also want to make sure that our downspout extensions are long enough to carry water away from your home. This prevents it from collecting next to your foundation and possibly penetrating the structure. To assure that this doesn’t happen, make sure that your downspout extensions are somewhere between 4 to 6 feet from your house.
We also want to make sure that when we are planting and maintaining any landscaping, that we keep it away from the house a few inches. Vegetation that is right against the house can hold moisture there and that can cause problems. So be sure to maintain a good gap between you shrubs and the side of your house.
And now that we are going to start entering the warmer months, this also goes for you exterior HVAC condensing units. You want to make sure that they are free of leaves and branches and that you keep your landscaping away from them so that they can perform properly.