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5 Ways to Prevent Water Damage To Your Home This Spring

5/16/2018 (Permalink)

Water damage is very common in the spring due to warmer weather, melting snow, and rains that cause flooding.  Here are a few ways you can help control the water entering your home. 

Check your downspouts and gutters.  When debris gets trapped in gutters, it can block the passage of water from flowing freely off of roofs and away from the home. Clearing out debris from both gutters and downspouts can help to prevent water from entering into attics, walls, and foundations.

Mend foundation cracks.  Water can get in more easily when there are cracks in the foundation. For minor repairs, fill cracks with a concrete patch. For bigger concerns, it is best to call a professional. 

Re-grading the landscaping surrounding your home to make sure water drains away from the home instead of toward it. If necessary, pull plant material and add more soil where needed. The most important part is to keep the water running away from your home.

Installing sump pumps to help send water away from the home in areas such as basements and below-grade rooms that tend to flood more easily. Inspect your sump pump to make sure it is in good working order and is clear of debris.

Installing window well covers not only allows for natural light in below ground rooms but also prevents melting snow and rain from making its way into the home.

SERVPRO of LaGrange Park/North Riverside understands that water happens, and that unfortunately no matter what measures you take to reinforce your home, water can still get in.  Give us a call at 708-240-4873 for all your water damage needs. 

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