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Checklist: Preparing Your El Paso Home For Spring

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

As we begin to transition from cold winter temperatures to warmer spring weather, here is a checklist of points on your property to check for winter damage and begin planning repairs. Compared to our typical Texas winters, this one has been pretty chilly with events that caused major damage to many homeowners and business owners. 

Here are things to look for during your spring inspection

  • Pipes with minimal water flow
  • Poor drainage pipes
  • Cracks in the foundation, walkways, parking lots, and patios
  • Broken or loose pavement
  • Sinkholes
  • Missing roof shingles
  • Separations or erosion in siding and masonry
  • Rotting or loose boards
  • Chipped paint
  • Broken, cracked, or leaking windows
  • Landscaping debris such as fallen leaves or branches

If you notice any of the damages listed above, you can begin making preparations for repairs. Additionally, be sure to contact your insurance company if applicable. While you may not have noticed the damage until months later, it is still possible you have not exceeded the timeline to file an insurance claim. When in doubt, it never hurts to ask your insurance company if your damage is covered. For any water damage, call your local restoration company SERVPRO of Southeast El Paso/Butterfield.