One of the most enjoyable things about living in Maryland is we get to experience all four seasons. The downside of having all four seasons is each comes with a variety of challenges for our home. Luckily we’ve prepared a guide for you to protect your home from all of the different weather conditions Maryland residents face.
Maryland winters are beautiful, the snowy landscapes often look like an image from a postcard. However heavy snow eventually melts can cause severe water damage to your home. The best thing you can do in winter to protect your home is keep the snow away from your house. If you notice large snow drifts piled against your walls, you should remove them as quickly as possible. Also you want to make sure that your pipes do not freeze because they could burst and cause flooding.
Springtime in Maryland is wonderful, the return of warm weather means we can start heading back outside. Springtime is also a very wet and rainy season. Spring rains can lead to moisture and coupled with the rising temperature, can help foster the growth of mold and mildew. The best thing you can do in spring is to check your house for any damage from the winter time. It’s also a good time to check the integrity of your gutters, to make sure the water flows away from your home. You should also check the land grading around your home to make sure that it slopes away from your house since snow piling can create flatness and divots.
Maryland summers bring back great weather but also mean the start of hurricane season. In the summer you should prepare your house for possible hurricanes. You can do this by making sure your home fully protected. This is a great time to check your sump pump. You should also clear your yard of debris and check your gutters. Summer is also a good time to look for signs of mold and mildew that flourish in the warmer weather. Summer can also mean the return of household pests, you want to check your home for points of entry for these nasty critters.
Maryland has especially beautiful falls, the turning of the leaves here is so beautiful that even tourists come to see it. However, all those beautiful leaves can create a problem with your gutters. In the Fall, gutter maintenance is crucial to make sure that your house is waterproof. Fall is also a good time to winterize your home to make sure that you don’t experience any damage from the coming snow. Fall is also a great time to deal with any landscape grading problems before the ground freezes and it become too difficult.
Being prepared for the variety of Maryland seasons lets you and your family truly enjoy them. There are some simple things you can do each season to help protect your home. However, if any major problems crops up or if you need some expert advice, our licensed professionals are always available to help.