Tips to Help Prevent Water Damage During the Fall
After Summer gives way to Fall and the bright colored leaves appear, water damage issues are also appearing. The shift in season temperatures from summer heat to cooler autumn weather presents certain seasonal conditions that can potentially impact your home and belongings.
Here are some tips to prevent potential water damage this Fall.
- In the fall is a great time to prepare for winter and the fact there will be snow and / or ice on your roof. Fall itself is not without many rainstorms. Have your roof inspected for loose or deteriorated shingles or other signs of leakage. Cut back any limbs or trees that could fall onto your home in high winds, damaging your roof or walls. Use caulking or spray foam insulation to seal any openings found in your homes exterior walls, such as points where conduits or pipes enter the house, garden hose bibs and around vents.
- Clean out your gutters. Those beautiful color changing leaves don’t stay on the trees. Leaves fall down and clog gutters and downspouts. When a substantial amount of rainfall occurs, gutters overflow and spill water down exterior walls, penetrating siding and seeping into wall cavities. That results in Indoor water damage and mold growth.
- Prepare the sprinkler system. Before the first freeze strikes, follow the manufacturer’s procedure to winterize your underground sprinklers. An underground rupture due to freezing in the main line or the shutoff valve connected to household water could affect the house foundation and/or cause basement flooding.
If your home experiences water damage then call us at SERVPRO of Greensboro North at 336-379-1772. We are here for you 24/7 and 365.