Preventing Storm Water Damage
We have talked about how to protect your home after a storm, but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you’re a homeowner you know that there are always things to be done around the house. Some of the same things we talk about in winterizing your home are things to consider when preparing or maintenance needed to prevent storm water damage.
Here is our top list of things to do for preparing for a storm and preventing storm water damage.
- Gutters – you have to keep them clear they have to have the ability to let water run away from the house or business.
- Landscaping – once the water hits down spouts does water pool at the base of the home? Or, do you have a sloping landscape to allow water to run away from the home?
- Repair loose siding and roof shingles ASAP. Wind is very destructive and can loosen the barrier you have between the elements and the interior of your home. So, after each heavy storm do a walk around your home and address these issues before the next rain or storm.
- When you do your walk around look for things that in high wind could become a projectile. Loose fencing, yard tools and furniture are things that can damage your home or can even cause injury should they become airborne.
- Trees – ensure that your trees are trimmed regularly and that they are healthy. You would not want them to fall on your home and open it up to the storm.
- Sump pump – have you been to your basement lately? Is it working properly and do you have a back up plan for if the power goes out? Having a generator or battery backup UPS could save a lot of headaches in avoiding a flooded basement.
We hope you never have to deal with the issue of water damage in your home or business but we are here to help and make it “Like it never even happened.” Call us directly 336-946-1131