Spring Showers Bring...
Spring Showers bring May flowers...... and potential damages to your home.
You should always inspect your home from top to bottom after heavy rain storms.
Inspect your roof for missing shingles or missing nails from high winds or strong gusts. Even a missing nail can cause leaks.
You should keep your gutters clean and clear from debris. Always direct water away from your foundation. Be sure that your downspouts and drains don’t have any clogs and are free flowing.
Depending on what material your home is made out of: brick & mortar, vinyl siding, wood, engineered wood, hardy board, stucco, stone veneer and/or metal; be sure to inspect seams and seals. Faulty seals are a sure way for water to enter your home and cause serious damage and possible mold growth.
Inspect windows for moisture buildup (fog) between the glass panes and check caulking inside and outside of windows. Inspect the weather stripping, as this too ages throughout the seasons. Replace as needed.
Basement or Crawlspace
Consider waterproofing your basement or crawlspace. If your basement or crawlspace is prone to flooding, consider purchasing a sump pump. If you already have one, please be sure to check it regularly to make certain it is in working good order. Also, consider putting down a moisture barrier. This is as simple as 6 ml plastic sheeting to help stop moisture from rising from the ground up.
These five steps could save you from certain disaster and keep your home safe from mother nature and her Spring time showers.
If you do have water damage or find a leaky pipe, be sure to call your plumber first. Then call SERVPRO of The Dutch Fork, to help you make it "Like it never even happened."
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