“April showers bring May flowers.” We’ve all heard it before. The rains are coming. Protect your house from potential flooding with these four easy checks:

1. Make sure downspouts are attached and pointing away from your foundation.

2. Be sure roof gutters are securely fastened and clear of debris, so water can flow freely through them.

3. Check window well drains to ensure they are clear of debris.

4. Test your sump pump if you haven’t heard it run in a while.

Your house is built to withstand the storm, but it’s your job to make sure it’s operating at its best.