Window Well tip:
Check your window wells for weeds, leaves and other debris.
Cleaning them provide several benefits. It helps keep out pests such as mice and rats, as well as preventing water from pooling around your window frames and potentially damaging them. Clearing away any debris also ensures proper drainage and ventilation so that air can circulate freely.
To properly clean window wells, use a garden hose to remove loose dirt and debris. For stuck-on grime or mildew, use a brush or pressure washer to scrub away the material. Finish by spraying it down with water to ensure it is completely clean. Regularly cleaning is an important part of home maintenance that will prevent damage and keep your windows looking great for years to come.
If you are worried about flooding, make sure to keep them clear of debris. Weeds, grass and other vegetation can grow in there in a very short period of time. And do not use them for storage. Garden hoses, planters and other yard care tools can restrict drainage and cause water damage.
Also consider installing covers for extra protection. These covers can help prevent water and debris from entering the window wells and are affordable and easy to install.
Clean out regularly to prevent blockage and potential basement flooding. It is also important to check for signs of damage like cracking or deteriorating window frames. Repair any damages as soon as you can in order to prevent further problems from occurring. With a little bit of maintenance, your window wells will be kept looking good and functioning properly for many years!
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