Water Damage: How to Lessen the Threat

Friday Oct 08th, 2021


Water can be one of the most damaging things to your home. Here are some great tips to prevent water damage in your home: How to Lessen the Threat of Water Damage. I would also include (1) turn your main water supply to your home off if you are going out of town - I have had several friends come home to a flood in their home when returning from a vacation! (2) If you plant shrubs or flowers near your foundation, make sure you do not build up the grade with dirt or mulch as this could create a place for water intrusion. (3) Make sure all exterior penetrations into the siding material of your home are caulked - like lamp bases, spigots and electrical outlets. This will prevent water intrusion but it will also make your home more energy efficient.

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