Spring has been cold and rainy. Rain continues to be forecast and, if predictive weather patterns are correct, there is more rain to come.
- Home Guides has some good tips on enjoying screened porches in spite of the rain. Awnings and various window coverings will provide a measure of protection against wet weather and mold growth.
- Inspect rain gutters and downspouts to be certain they are clear, add downspout extensions to divert water away from foundations and to prevent water damage.
- Be sure sump pumps are operating correctly.
- Examine window wells to be sure they are not collecting rain water; window well covers are effective barriers to keep rain and debris out.
Taking preventative measures against rain and water intrusion will help prevent water damage and mold growth.