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Protect Your Home During Summer Storms

6/25/2020 (Permalink)

Flooding in your home can happen at any time, but your home can be even more exposed to water damage when it rains. As we move into the summer, storm damage becomes more of a threat to your property. Follow these tips to help protect your home from water damage during the next storm.

  • Modify your homes water valves. If the city's main sewer line gets backed up during a heavy rain storm, you could find yourself standing in a puddle. You may want to consider installing an interior or exterior backflow valve. Backflow valves prevent your water system from being contaminated from water flowing backwards into your supply lines.
  • Clear gutter, drains, and downspouts. Clogged gutters and downspouts can end up in a messy flood. Take the time to clean them and clear them of any and all debris before the rain comes.
  • Cover your air vents. One of the most common ways water finds its way into a home is through the home's air vents. If you know that heavy rain is in the forecast and that you are at risk of flooding, cover your air vents with thick plastic sheeting from both the outside and the inside.
  • Check your sealant surrounding doors and windows. Make sure that any gaps or holes in the sealant surrounding the doors and windows are filled in. This will help stop rain water from finding its way into your home.

If water still manages to find a way into your home and you need assistance, give us call and we will be there to help!

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