By northwestpr41454886, Nov 4 2016 02:31PM
We're always ready to help with un-planned water damage issues but we would definitely prefer that you stay dry this fall by going through this helpful checklist.
1. Leaves And Gutters
They don't play so well together! Be sure to clear your gutters of wet leaves and debris that can plug downspouts and lead to overflowing gutters that often will pour into soffits or basement window wells. If this is something you can't do or lack the time, just call us. We can take of this in an easy quick trip.
2. Disconnect Your Garden Hose
The hose bib on the exterior of your house is vulnerable to freeze damage if you leave your garden hose connected to it. Now that you're done watering the lawn for the year, disconnect it and install an insulated cover to protect against the cold overnight temps that are surely on the way
3. Find And Utilize Your Water Shut-off Valve
Fall is the gateway to the holiday season and for many of us, that means traveling to visit family and friends. Make sure you know where the shut off valve for the water to your house is and use it to disengage the water when leaving for extended trips. Trust us... there is no worse way to be greeted than by water running from under the front door of your house.
4. Clear Debris From French Drains
Similar to gutters, many basement doors have some sort of french drain that is designed to routed water down and away from the door. Heavy rains can easily overwhelm a slow or plugged french drain.
5. Address Roof Moss
Heavy moss build-up on roofs can get between composite shingles and cause gaps in their ability to shed and move water away from your attic. Don't wait too long to have that green turf up there treated. There's more than just appearances at stake when it gets out of control.
Call us anytime to schedule your routine fall maintenance work so that we don't see you later on an emergency service call!