Your home protects you and the family from the elements, but heavy rains can weaken that protection but what can you be sure that your gutters are doing its job to keep the water flowing accordingly? If they are not, can it potentially cause damages to your home? Do not worry; we are here to help. Rain can be unpredictable especially the heavy rain. Fortunately, we’ve been in the industry for over 30 years and have handled all types of gutter situations. Here are some tips to look out for.
First things first, don’t attempt to inspect your home exterior during the storm. Even if you do suspect a water leak, you should not put yourself at risk. If there are signs of water damage during a storm, you should check inside of your home and see if there are any issues or further damages that can be prevented before it is too late.
Check Roof and Gutters.
Once the storm has passed. Check your gutters and downspouts for any damages, minor holes and cracks can be patched with appropriate tools. The next step is to inspect any visible loose or damaged shingles on your roof. Some may be tricky to spot due the lighting and the way it was installed. Ask a professional to evaluate your roof condition as they will have more knowledge on the type of roof.
Inspect around your property.
Water drips and leaks can be hard to spot when evaporated from the scene. Walk around your front & backyard, and see if you can notice any damp moisture lurking around as this will need to be cleaned out with a sump pump right away. Check your windows and doors to see if they have been sealed properly. If you see signs or unsure what damages you may be looking for, consider hiring a professional like Reynolds Gutters to inspect and evaluate any potential water damage in your home. Call today to learn more at 978-927-5732