The summer months are quickly approaching, which brings some of the hottest days of the year. In Florida in particular, summer also brings some of the highest records of rain throughout the year. Without proper preparation, your home can be at risk for leaks, improper water drainage, and possible water damage. In this article, we will give you some ways that you can prepare your home for the rainy season.
Before going outside, look around inside your home to identify any possible leaks or signs of water damage. The ceiling can be the most telling place, with water damage being visible when left for a long period of time, or can sometimes show up as just peeling paint.
Now that the inside is done, go outside and be sure to thoroughly clean your gutters. They are most likely filled with debris like leaves, branches, and sometimes nests. Cleaning these out ensures the water is property draining where you want it to.
Thunderstorms can often bring wind with it, so check the trees surrounding your home for flimsy branches that can easily hit your house, or in some cases the entire tree.
We hope you found this information on protecting your home from the rainy season to be helpful! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!