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How To Leak-Proof Your Home in Pitkin Counties

5/19/2022 (Permalink)

Leaks should be your most considerable dread as a homeowner. They are nothing but a headache. They can, for example, cause water damage. Moisture in excess will wreak havoc on your things and the structural integrity of your home. You will be forced to replace items as a result. Or you'll have to deal with the loss of priceless possessions. You'll also have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on repairs. Leak-proofing your home is strongly advised for these reasons. Here we outline the measures to take.

Clean the Gutters

Leaves, branches, and pine needles clog the downspout and prevent the gutters from draining runoff from the roof and away from your home. The result may be foundation problems and ice dams on your roof.

Inspect Your Roof

Climate, weather conditions, and even nearby trees can cause damage to roof shingles. Periodically inspect your roof for damaged, loose, or missing shingles.

Secure Your Home's Foundation

You can waterproof and dampproof your basement. According to some building codes, you need a dimpled membrane that stops groundwater from coming into contact with the walls and creates space for the wall to 'breathe.'

Protect Your Pipes

Protecting your pipes is essential (especially if you live in a colder climate). It will save you from having to deal with damage and expensive repairs.

Seal Windows and Doors

Stormy conditions can send rain beating against the side of your home. Prevent windows and doors from leaking water inside by sealing them

Insulate Your Attic

Insulating your attic will help regulate the area's heat and moisture content. This will prevent water vapor from building up and causing damage.

However, if you encounter any leaks or flooding, please contact SERVPRO of Garfield and Pitkin Counties. In addition, we specialize in helping property owners recover from water damage and make it "Like it never even happened." Call us today! We are available 24/7 at 970-618-1516.

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