The Rain is Coming
We have all had a great summer enjoying the beautiful clear skies and sunny days. Unfortunately, that has almost come to an end. Now we need to get ready for the rain. Water damage isn't limited to rain but rain is definitely a cause. Before it starts to pour take precautionary measures to keep the rain out of your home to prevent a water loss.
- Maintain your Roof
Your roof's primary purpose is to keep water out of your house. neglecting it could lead to a whole lot of problems.
- Seal Windows and Doors
Windows and doors are common vulnerable areas for water leakage. Water can seep through the space around window and door frames if they're not properly sealed.
- Maintain Your Home's Exterior Finish
Periodically inspect your exterior walls and look for signs of damage such as holes, wood rot, or warping. If caught early enough, you may be able to clean out the wet materials and repair the affected. (SERVPRO can help with that!)
- Clean Your Gutters
Make sure your gutters are properly functioning and clean. It is critical to do so as it protects your home from water damage. (SERVPRO can help with that!)
- Ensure Proper Drainage
You can always take measures to keep water out of your home but if water isn't properly diverted away from the base of your home, your foundation could be at risk.
- Check Your Downspouts
Functioning gutters send water out through a downspout, which funnels the water from your home. If the downspout does not extend far enough, it could funnel directly into a puddle at the bottom of your house thus flooding your crawlspace. (SERVPRO can help with that!)
- Redirect Runoff
If your home sits on the bottom of a slope, water runoff from your yard should be redirected away from your home. If it is not, then you will most likely have problems with standing water near your foundation. This could cause the ground near your foundation to erode overtime, making it vulnerable.
Be sure to waterproof your home before it leaks into bigger problems. And remember who to call in case the water still makes it's way in ...
SERVPRO of Benicia/Martinez/SE Vallejo!