Maintaining Your Home to Prevent Water Damage
Heavy rains can be a significant cause of water damage. This is especially true if there are home maintenance issues that go unaddressed over time. It’s not possible to prevent every type of water damage your home could suffer. But there is a lot you can do regarding maintaining your home to help ensure it’s not vulnerable to damage caused by heavy rains.
Invest in native plant landscaping. Many people don’t realize that the right landscaping at your home can make a big difference when it comes to preventing water damage. Native plants, trees and bushes can be vital in protecting your home from water damage. Talk with landscaping experts in the area or visit a native plant sale for tips and ideas.
Learn how your yard drains. Knowing how your yard drains is vital to protecting your home. If you notice that your yard is draining toward your home, then you might want to get in touch with a landscaping expert to look for ways to protect you yard.
Explore sealing your roof. Experts estimate that almost 95% of damage is caused by water finding its way through gaps in your shingles, which can be prevented with this step.