TERRE HAUTE, Indiana (WTHI) - Getting outside, experiencing the warm weather, and enjoying the beautiful colors are some of the bright sides of spring.
However, this change in seasons isn't all roses. It also brings about the time for home improvements.
You might be wondering why now is the time to act. Well, it's for elements like rain. Rain can leak in the roof, in the windows, and in the foundation; all which can cause major damage.
While water may be the most common.. more can get into your house than a few rain drops.
"With the freeze and thaw that we have in the winter time, sometimes cracks can occur," said Jeff Reynolds. "This can be a sore spot for rodents; they can get into those spots."
Before you start getting nervous about miniature strangers in your home, the good news is most home issues are easy to spot and fix.
A great first start is getting outside and walking around to look for issues.
Examine the base of your house, get a close up view of the windows, check your gutters, and look for raised shingles. Cracks and other damage will be pretty easy to spot.
When it comes time for fixing, many problems can be solved by a little caulking or resealing.
For bigger issues, you'll want to call in a professional.
"Many of your contractors will come out and do free inspections," said Reynolds, "so utilize the reputable contractors in the Wabash Valley to get that service done for you."
However, keep in mind, you don't want to wait too long.
"The quicker that you can be proactive and get a jump on it, the less damage it can cost you down the road," said Reynolds.
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