Rain Storms and Gutter Maintenance
It's the beginning of the rainy season here in the Pacific Northwest, and SERVPRO of Seattle Northwest is here for you!
Preventative maintenance is the best way to prepare for the wind and rain storms that are heading our way.
Gutters help catch rainfall and ensure it stays away from the foundation of your home. If your gutters get clogged with ice or debris that piles up during the season, your gutters can't do their jobs. We all know there are giant leaves EVERYWHERE right now, so just make sure they don't stay in your gutters.
Clean your gutters by spraying a hose through them from the bottom up. Use a scoop or towel to remove any clogs in your gutters, or you can purchase a hose attachment tool that is specifically designed for cleaning gutters.
It is crutial that you check your home for signs of leakage. Fixing a leak early on can prevent flooding, mold, mildew and even a collapsed ceiling. Scan your ceilings for water marks and look for peeling paint.
You should also check the outside of your home for any telltale signs of leakage.
Make sure there are no cracks in the ridges of your roof. Wind can cause roof damage, so keep an eye out for loose, curled, or missing shingles. If you do have roof damage, water can enter your home.
Cleaning your gutters is a quick and easy way to protect yourself from the harsh weather heading our way!
An ounce of prevention can save you from having gallons of water inside your home!