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Tips on preventing some water damage to your property.

7/21/2021 (Permalink)

two story white house with red roof tiles water damage

SERVPRO of San Luis Obispo has helped many commercial property owners and homeowners with water damage done to their property. It may be from a tree falling on your house on a rainy day to something simple like a leaky window. Sometimes it can be prevented if you schedule maintenance to your property liked the examples listed below:

  • Maintenance to the roof: Where rain is concerned, the roof is the first line of defense. Have a roofer check out your home every five years.
  • Repair to damaged windows:  Proper window installation and maintenance is imperative. Modern windows are fitted with wells and drains designed to help direct water outside the house. Improper caulking can prove disastrous by sending water into the house that should be draining away from the window.
  • Clean rain gutters!:  Schedule a licensed professional to clean gutters annually. A clogged rain gutter can send water cascading down the exterior wall, which can result in water entering the interior walls.
  • Divert down spouts: In a quick run to the local hardware store, homeowners can find a black, plastic corrugated 6-inch hose that fits around the base of the downspout. This device carries water away from the house, preventing it from seeping down into the foundation.
  • Clean away debris:  Especially during spring and fall seasons, when the area’s great trees emit pollen in tumble weed fashion and drop their leaves in mass, it is critical to diligently sweep outdoor surfaces weekly, especially patios and door wells to prevent the collection of debris clogging exterior drains.

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