The best way to prevent water damage from rainwater and snowmelt is to ensure that your home is properly constructed and maintained.
You may want to check in these few places where water intrusion commonly occurs:
- Windows and doors - Check for peeling paint, which can be a sign of water getting into the wood. Inspect for discolorations in paint or caulking as well as swelling in windows, doorframes and surrounding materials.
- Roof - Repair or replace shingles around any area that allows water to penetrate the roof sheathing. Leaks are particularly common around chimneys, plumbing vents and attic vents.
- Foundation - Seal any cracks and holes in external walls, joints and foundations.
- Plumbing - Check for leaking faucets, dripping pipes, drains and faulty water drainage systems.
- Termite-damaged materials - Look at walls, beams and floors. Any wood exposed to the exterior can potentially lead to moisture intrusion or termite infestation.
If you've experienced water damage, AdvantaClean can help.