Fall is Almost Here! Have You Checked The Exterior of Your Home?

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Fall will be here soon, and with it comes cooler weather, which can lead to home disasters. Disaster Cleanup Services has five exterior areas of your property that you should check before Fall arrives. Disasters can come in all forms, including fires, water damages, sewage, and storm damages. It is important to protect your property from any disasters. With our simple tips, you could avoid disasters!

Roofing

Roofs are built strong because they are exposed to the elements and meant to protect the interior of your home, but over time your roof can begin to break down. Shingles can break off or become damages from wind, rain, and snow. Missing or broken shingles can cause significant water damages to your home. Checking to ensure your roof is in good shape before the cooler weather starts can save you a lot of money in disaster cleanup services, as water damages can cause mold and structural problems.

Siding and Gutters

Gutters are meant to protect your property from water. Gutters naturally become clogged with debris from trees. Leaves, dirt, and other debris can clog your gutters. Clogged gutters can lead to water backing up and becoming trapped. Once trapped, this water will enter your home through your roof or walls. It is vital that your gutters are debris free. Checking your siding for any damages is also important. Holes or cracks in your siding can cause water damages, as well as allow for rodents to enter your home.

Outdoor Faucets and Spigots

Check your outdoor faucets and spigots for any leaks. Excessive leaking not only causes your water bill to skyrocket, but it also can lead to water damages. If you have any leaks, have them repaired before the colder weather hits. If not, they can become frozen and burst, causing even more water damages to your property!

Windows

Windows that have cracks or breaks can allow rain and snow to enter your home. It is also important to check that the area around the windows is adequately sealed; if not, water can enter through those cracks and crevices. A quick check of your windows can save you from needing water damaged restoration and mold removal in the future.

Foundation/Structure

Walk around your property. Check your foundation for any new cracks or wet spots. These could be indications of a slab leak. Also, check the exterior of your home. Make sure you have no holes or damages. Damages to your structure can cause water, rot, mold, and even rodent infestations. Make sure your home is safe and secured for the colder months!

As you can see, a simple check of the condition of your home can save you from a home water damage disaster. If you do experience any type of water, fire, or sewage disasters, give us a call. We provide emergency services 24 hours a day!