A rainy day can do more than just dampen your mood – it can cause damage to your home
While it may be impossible to stop every water issue, there are things you can do to protect your home from water damage caused by heavy rain. They include:
•Install a sump pump. Sump pumps drain water from the inside of a structure to the outside. Make sure you opt for a battery backup sump pump system so that electrical power failures don’t cause your sump pump to fail.
•Install a backwater valve. This device prevents city sewers from backing up into your basement plumbing fixtures.
•Have your chimney checked. Cracks in your chimney let water seep in, so hire a professional to check yours.
•Have your roof inspected regularly by a professional. Fixing issues as they arise can spare you from big repairs down the road. •Clean your gutters. Backed up downspouts and gutters can cause damage to your roofline, soffit, or other areas of your home.
•Make sure the seals around your windows, doors and other openings are in good condition. If they aren’t, reseal them with caulk. Make sure any wood window and door trim is painted to help prevent wood rot and structural damage to your home.
SERVPRO of South Park / West Mifflin is here to assist you with preventing problems from arising. We are also here to take handle the damages caused by water intrusion