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Protecting your Home from Water Damage

12/9/2021 (Permalink)

Heavy rains in Monroe County have been happening more frequently! Here are some tips to help keep your home safe during this time. 

  • Tip #1: Check those gutters! This can be a simple but very effective way to prevent unwanted water from entering your home or business. Gutters that are clogged with debris from overhanging trees, trash, or roofing materials can easily clog the drain and shuffle unwanted water your way. 
  • Tip #2: Tarp up any unfinished roofing projects. Going along with our first tip, small openings in the roof of your home and business can quickly become large openings with heavy rain, causing water damage inside your building. Make sure to give your local roofing company a call and get those potential problem areas patched up ASAP. 
  • Tip #3: Examine your window glaze and compound. Often times, glazing compounds can shrink during the warmer months, making windows more susceptible to unwanted rain water penetration. Your local contractor can help patch this up for you, ensuring that you are set and ready for even the heaviest of rains! Another helpful tip… make sure you close your windows before going to bed or leaving the home.
  • Tip #4 (the most important!): Should you find yourself in a situation where you do have a water damage emergency, call SERVPRO of East Monroe County. Our staff is prepped and ready to respond and help make your rain disaster, "Like it never even happened."

Call 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week at (585) 641-0040

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