How Can I Protect My Home from Water Damage?
Preventing water damage is a whole lot cheaper than paying for repairs. Here are 3 easy prevention tips:
*Ensure good drainage
clean your gutters
direct downspouts 5-10' away from the house
slope your yard away from the foundation
*Test your sump pump
check your sump pump once a year
test more frequently during storm season
*Fix water leaks
repair any noticeable dripping pipes
check for dark spots under pipes and on ceilings
repair any cracked caulking
inspect the roof for missing, loose, or damaged shingles
Water damage is the #1 culprit that can weaken your home's foundation and the very core that holds your house together.