Did you know that water is the number one culprit that weakens your home’s foundation and can cause serious structural damage? When summer storms hit, it’s important to be prepared for wet and flooded conditions. Water damage Denver residents encounter can happen quickly and cause major issues if not addressed. Here are three easy ways to be prepared for the next time there is unexpected water infiltrating your space:
- Make sure you have good drainage: Clean your gutters – a clogged gutter will send tons of water town the sides of your house that can damage the siding and foundation. Keep direct downspouts 5 to 10 feet away from your house and slope your yard away from the foundation. The slope keeps water from getting near your foundation where it can cause leaks or even walls to lean.
- Test your sump pump: Make sure that you do this once a year. During storm season, you should test it more frequently.
- Notice water leaks? Fix them: If you notice any dripping pipes, dark spots under pipes, or on ceilings, make sure to get them fixed right away. Inspect your roof for missing, loose, or damaged shingles as these could lead to leaks and water damage throughout your entire home.
If your home has experienced foundation water damage, contact NuBilt. We have the education and training to make sure that we create a plan of action for recovery. Don’t subject your home to further damage that can be caused by excess water in your home, such as mold formation. Call us today to get the help and restoration services you need.