208 W 5th Street, Marshfield, WI info@marshfieldinsurance.net

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  • 208 W 5th Street, Marshfield, WI 54449
  • info@marshfieldinsurance.net
  • 715-387-4443

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Snow melts, puddles freeze, and then what? As homeowners, there are five key actions to take during this time of year in Wisconsin!

  1. Clear Gutters: Remove any debris and leaves from your gutters to ensure proper drainage and prevent water damage to your home’s foundation.

  2. Test Sump Pumps: Ensure your sump pump is in good working condition by testing it to verify that it’s functioning properly. This is especially important during the spring thaw when groundwater levels rise.

  3. Check for Leaks around Windows and Doors: Inspect the seals and caulking around windows and doors for any signs of wear or damage. Replace or repair as needed to prevent water infiltration and energy loss.

  4. Watch for Ice Dams: Keep an eye out for ice dams forming on your roof, which can block proper drainage and lead to water damage inside your home. Take preventive measures such as ensuring proper attic insulation and ventilation to minimize ice dam formation.

  5. Salt Slick Sidewalks: As temperatures fluctuate during the spring, melting snow can refreeze overnight, creating slippery conditions on sidewalks and driveways. Use salt or ice melt to prevent accidents and ensure safe passage.

Taking these steps can help protect your home. We encourage everyone to take a little bit of time to complete the checklist.

Give us a call at 715-387-4443 with any questions!

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