Spring showers may bring flowers, but they can also bring water damage. Roof leaks or basement flooding can occur with heavy rainfall. Don’t let spring time rain lead to unwanted water damage. By preparing ahead of time and taking preventative measures, you can protect your home from water damage this spring!
Tips to Prevent Water Damage This Spring
Clean your gutters. The gutters on your home water off the roof and away from your home, If your gutters are clogged it can lead to a world of problems such as mold, cracks or rotting wood. Your gutters should be cleaned in the spring and in the fall due to falling leaves and blooms from trees. To prevent debris, this about installing gutter guards.
Make sure your downspouts are facing away from your foundation.
Inspect your roof for any missing shingles or cracks that could lead to water leaks. If you do not feel safe checking your roof, hire a professional to do so. If you have any roof issues, get them repaired before any damage can occur.
Check your ceilings, any discoloration and spots could indicate water damage that has already occurred.
Inspect the foundation of your home, if there are any cracks in it than they need to be repaired. Smaller cracks can be sealed with caulk but if you have larger ones than you will need a professional’s help.
If you have a septic tank, check and clean it on a regular basis to prevent problems during heavy rain.
We hope these tips will keep your home safe from spring showers. Should you experience water damage to your home, please give us a call. Our services are available 365 days a year, 7 days a week. We offer years of experience and would be honored to serve you in your time of need.