May 25, 2016

Leaves and debris around the foundation should be removed.  This will help prevent the ground from holding water at the foundation or next to your siding. It will also discourage insects, wood destroying organisms and rodents from nesting next to your house.

May 18, 2016

If you kept a stack off firewood next to your house for winter now is the time to move it.  Firewood should be maintained a minimum of 2 feet from the house and 18 inches off the ground.  This will help prevent infestation of mice and wood destroying insects.

May 11, 2016

Do a visual check of the siding.  Look for any loose, damaged or missing pieces.  Any damaged siding should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent moisture intrusion.  While you’re inspecting the siding check your windows for broke or cracked glass and the conditio...

May 4, 2016

Hose bibs or outside water faucets should be inspected for function and any freeze damage that may have occurred during the winter. A good way to check is to turn on the faucet and try to cut off the flow by placing your thumb or finger over the opening. If you can shu...

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