Don’t Let Spring Rain On Your Parade

Spring rain is a part of life in many areas, and there’s little you can do to stop it. However, what you can do is protect your home and make sure it doesn’t cost you a lot of money in damages. Use these tips to make sure your house is prepared for the downpour that’s on its way.

  • Check your roof, windows, attic vents, chimneys, windows and doors for any damage. Leaks aren’t just going to damage your home through the roof, so take the time to walk around and inspect all possible areas.
  • Clean your gutters or have your landscaping or gardening service make sure that they’re clear. Gutters that are too full with leaves and debris can damage your roof and create costly repairs for you this spring. Leaves are mostly likely to have gathered during the late fall and winter, too.
  • Check the foundation carefully. Take time to clear away debris.  If necessary, add fill dirt. Note any areas of cracking
  • Check appliances to make sure they’re properly connected. Think of this as a spring cleaning tip – water damage from those appliances can damage your home worse than the rain.
  • Inspect your trees. The heavy winter snows may have damaged your trees, and any maintenance repairs should be done as quickly as possible before expected spring storms arrive.

Women’s Lung Health Barometer

As the #1 cancer killer of women, lung cancer takes the lives of more women than any other cancer. Yet, according to the American Lung Association’s 3rd annual Women’s Lung Health Barometer — a survey of over 1,000 American adult women that measures their awareness, knowledge and perceptions about lung cancer — 98 percent of women do not have lung cancer on their health radar. Awareness is critical because if lung cancer is caught before it spreads, the likelihood of survival more than triples. Read More

 

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