No one is immune from the terror of finding water damage in your home, but you can do your best to avoid it. This blog is going to provide homeowners with a couple tips on how to avoid water damage in their home by addressing some things outside of the home.
1. Disconnect hoses
Disconnecting your hoses from the faucet should be on your fall to-do list. Standing water in a hose can freeze back into the pipe and create an ice block that – in a best case scenario – stops your water flow and, worst case, may bust your pipes and create damage to walls, floor and foundation.
2. Clean gutters and downspouts
Clean your gutters at least twice a year to avoid blockage and ice dams. Standing water can cause damage to your gutters and roof and unmanaged overflow may create puddles that could damage your foundation. Don’t forget to clean any downspouts to ensure water can flow through and secure your downspouts so that they point away from the home.