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05/09/2018
With so much attention paid to the inside of your home during spring, it is easy to forget about the outside of your home, leaving potential dangers to arise. When it comes to spring cleaning your property, the outside of your home and your yard rarely get considered. This can often lead to a build up of debris and pollutants which can lead to some seriously dangerous situations.

Keep Your Home Safe

Below are some tips from DKI Buffalo Builders which are easy to follow and which can help to improve the safety of your home and its outdoor areas.

Clear Your Gutters

If there is one task which nobody seems to want to do, it’s cleaning out the gutters. The primary reason most homeowners avoid this task is because of its perceived danger and difficulty. However, the reality of the situation is that, if you're using a ladder to safely reach your gutters, there isn’t much work involved at all. Start by safely climbing up to your gutters and removing as much of the debris as you can with your hands. Once you have removed as much as possible, use a rake or a broom to remove anything which you wouldn’t want there. Once you have all of this done, take your hose and run it through your guttering system. If you can see any blockages or issues, be sure to clear them before you finish the job. Once you can see clean water coming from the end of your guttering system, you know they are clean. While it may seem like a troublesome task, as the season changes and becomes warmer, blocked gutters can cause issues from rain blockages along with potential fire hazards. For these two reasons, be sure to clear your gutters regularly to keep your home safe.

Outdoor Electricity

If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor entertaining area or even just outdoor lighting, it’s important to check on these items to make sure they are still in good condition. After all, electrical items aren’t impervious to the elements. For this task, be sure to turn off your outdoor electricity supply at the mains and take a tour of your outdoor electricity system, paying close attention to the following: If you can see any of your cables or cords are damaged, replace them before switching them back on. Check all of the bulbs and fixtures and clean away any debris or contaminants which could cause issues, such as an electrical fire. If you can see that some of your devices have been water damaged, be sure not to use them again and replace them immediately In addition to the above, if you can see any other electrical issues with your outdoor system, be sure to give it the attention it deserves and make sure it’s working correctly and safely before turning your mains back on. If disaster has struck and you are in need of professional property restoration or water damage restoration in Colorado Springs, CO, DKI Buffalo Builders can help. Call today at 866 801 8100 and book an appointment for attendance and assessment and let a professional take care of your restoration work safely and thoroughly.

Non-Slip

If you are lucky to have an outdoor entertaining area or any type of  decked area, then you know just how dangerous it can be if it isn’t well maintained. For this reason, it’s important that you spend some time assessing the safety of your outdoor flooring. For example, if you can see that part of the non-stick coating or strips are coming off from your decking, be sure to repair this before allowing your family to use the space. Similarly, if you utilize stairs or rails, be sure that they are also prepared with a non-slip material to help keep your family and guests safe while they enjoy the space.

Time to Look Up

The last thing that you want is for your youngster to come running into the house complaining that they have been bitten by a bug. Actually, the last thing you would want is for your youngster to say they were bitten by a spider, needing a visit to the hospital! The best way to prevent this is to look up and be sure to clean your outdoor ceilings. With the change of season, many critters, bugs, and insects attempt to get out of the weather conditions by taking up residence in the creases of your outdoor ceilings. For this reason, be sure to use your broom or vacuum cleaner and make sure that there are no nasty critters residing in your outdoor spaces which could cause harm to your family or guests.

The Best Water Damage Restoration in Colorado Springs, CO

When it comes to repairing your home after serious damage, it isn't a DIY job. To avoid injury and get your property back on track quickly and safely, speak with an expert at DKI Buffalo Builders  by calling 866 801 8100 and let a professional take care of the work for you.