Water Damage Prevention – Prevention Tips Prior to a Heavy Rain and Windstorm

Tips for homeowners to avoid water damage prior to a severe rainstorm

Make sure that your gutters are clear of obstructions and to ensure that they drain away from your home. It is possible to purchase an elastic black pipe from your local hardware store , and connect it to the gutters’ down spouts, so that the water drains away from your home. Don’t let water collect around your home or in the planter boxes around your home. This can lead to an unintentional water damage catastrophe regardless of regardless of whether you have a raised foundation or a concrete slab. It is heavy water, 8.33 pounds for each gallon and a huge pool of water close to the foundation could contain hundreds of gallons in it, perhaps greater, or perhaps less. 100 gallons water is around 833 pounds. The volume of water causes high hydrostatic pressure that could push it down the foundation and into your space in the crawlspace (underhouse) or concrete slab or , even more, into the wall cavities or living space of your house. This could lead to a range of other water damage issues. The most important thing is to take the necessary steps to prevent water from accumulating all over your home flat roof repair.

Make sure that the tracks of your windows clear of obstructions so that they can drain properly in the event of heavy rain. If you own an older house, you should have your roof examined for leaks prior to the season of rain, by a roofing expert.

If you live in close proximity to large trees, you should have them examined for stability and strength by an arborist, or have hazardous limbs cut. This could prevent life-threatening tree limbs from damaging your home.

If your home has extierior stucco siding, do a quick visual inspection. If you spot cracks in the area of 1/8″ large or more than one eighth” wide, it should be taken care of by a specialist since it could affect the water-tightness. If you live in a home that has one of the various types of hardboard siding and you notice visible the panels buckling or warping, you should have it checked by a siding expert since this can alter the water-tightness. Another type of siding that is popular that is popular “cement board”. If you find cracks in the siding of your cement board larger than two” in length or 1/8″ in width, have the board fixed with caulk , or have it replaced by an expert because it could affect the water resistance.

Another thought to think about. Damage to your property or flooding caused by rainwater might, on first glance and appearance, appear to be pure seem like clean water. But, if you think about some thought to it and consider the possibility of rainwater that flows across the ground or through building materials extensively could be a source of dangerous chemical and biological contaminants. This may result in the need for building materials that are able to absorb water, such as carpet, padding and insulation, as well as drywall, that are in contact with the rain water which must be removed to prevent problems with indoor air quality.

These simple tips could make a difference to many thousands in repair costs, and the stress that comes to it.


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