Now that fall is here and we are quickly approaching winter, its also a sign of another season.. water damage. In the Pacific Northwest the beginning of winter means more rainy days and a higher chance of not just rain storms but also wind storms.
So what can you do to protect your home from experiencing water damage?
- Make sure your roof is cleaned from all moss and debris
- Clean out your gutters and make sure they are working properly
- Rake up leaves so they don’t clog drains
- Check trees around your property, if they look unstable have a professional tree company come out and assess the situation
Some of the biggest ways a house or building gets water damaged is from the roof. If your roof is leaking it might take a few days before you see the results and by that time the water would have already done its damage. Depending on how bad the leak it, water could have gone all the way down into your crawl space or basement. Be sure to hire a professional water damage company to look at your roof as they will know exactly what to look for.
Sometimes there are instances where you cannot plan for. For instance, if an ice storm blows through the region, how can you be prepared for that? You can’t. You can however be prepared for the situation and hope your building holds up against the storm. Wind storms can also wreck havoc on your roof, so be prepared to have the roof looked at in cases of missing shingles. Missing shingles are some of the biggest reasons for water damage to a home or building.
Its time to get ready now, get prepared for the possibility of water damage or storm damage situations. Contact Water Damage Seattle today for fast and professional services.