Spring Storms - Preventative Tips To Avoid Damage
Inclement weather can affect you with very little warning. Extreme wind, rain, hail and flooding can create a disaster for you to deal with. There are several ways you can help yourself prevent potential weather related damage.
Sealing your roof, doors, windows
PRIOR to any possible bad weather is the time to check the seals around your windows and doors. You will want to investigate for cracked caulking and loose screws. Make repairs as necessary.
Install A Back flow Valve in Basements
Heavy rain can cause municipal sewers systems to become overtaxed which can create the possibility for excess water to flow backward through your buildings sewer lines. Bathrooms in the lowest points of your home or building may be prone to sewer back-ups. It is important to consider installing a sewer back flow valve to divert unexpected water away from your own sewer lines and back to the city’s sewage system.
Clean Out Gutters & Downspouts
Clogged drains, downspouts and gutters can create damage to the roof. Debris can cause water to unable to flow away from the roof line. Added weight can potentially cause the roof to collapse. Before spring storms start, make sure to fully inspect and repair any issues you find.
Cracks in the Foundation
Small cracks in your foundation or basement can put your building or home at major risk for severe damage during a storm event. When water seeps through your building or home you are in danger of flooding. High Winds can make existing cracks to widen which can cause structural damage. Doing an inspection PRIOR to a storm allows you the opportunity to properly repair the damage(s) to avoid disaster.
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