April Showers Bring May Flowers; Those same rain showers can cause significant damage to your property if your are not properly prepared.
Regarding the changing seasons, homeowners know that April showers bring May flowers. But homeowners don't always anticipate the potential for water damage that can come with those showers.
During this time of year, homeowners may struggle with water damage caused by heavy rains, flooding, and leaks. Here are some tips to help you avoid and deal with water damage during the rainy season:
Check your gutters and downspouts:
-Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear and free of debris. Blocked drains can cause water to overflow and seep into your home's foundation, causing damage to your walls and floors.
Seal windows and doors:
-Check your windows and doors to make sure they are adequately sealed. This will help prevent rainwater from seeping into your home and causing damage.
-If you have leaks in your roof or plumbing, fix them immediately. Even minor leaks can cause significant damage over time, so don't put off repairs.
Monitor your sump pump:
-If you have a sump pump, ensure it works properly. A sump pump can help prevent basement flooding, but it will only be good if it’s working when needed.
-If you live in an area prone to flooding, make sure you have a plan in place in case of an emergency. This might include having a sump pump backup, sandbags, or other supplies.
If you do experience water damage, it's essential to act quickly. The longer you wait, the more damage can occur. Take photos of the damage for insurance purposes and try to remove any standing water as soon as possible.
Contact SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville. We are your professional water damage restoration company here to help with the cleanup process and ensure your home is restored to its pre-damage condition.
By being proactive and preventing water damage, you can protect your home and avoid the headache and expense of dealing with water damage during the rainy season.