Prevent Water Damage This Spring
Springtime has arrived and now is a great time to take care of some outdoor maintenance of your home. You can prevent water damage in your home before it happens with a couple of simple tips.
Keep Your Gutters Clean
When leaves and debris clog your gutters, the water can’t drain out the downspouts and away from your property. This lack of drainage can cause the water to come back through the roof or the foundation, resulting in a flooded basement or water coming through your roof. Keeping your gutters clean is a simple way to prevent unwanted water from entering your home.
Sometimes outdoor faucet leaks are obvious- you will see the water dripping out. Other times, the leak isn’t visible from the outside. One way you can test for possible leaks is to turn the spigot on and press your fingers against it. The water should spray out through your fingers with good pressure. If the water pressure is low and doesn’t spray out, this maybe an indication of a leak and further investigation should be done to check for leaks.
If you do find yourself with water damage, SERVPRO of Danvers/Ipswich is here to help. Call us at 978-777-3498 to schedule an estimate.