You’re a homeowner aren’t you? You want to look after your property and water damage is one of the most devastating a home owner can endure. We know. We deal with the aftermath every day.
Here are our 5 tips for protecting your home against the damage from water,
- Check roofs and flashing
- Check windows and doors
- Survey exposed exterior pipes
- Look at your drain maintenance
- Check landscaping
1. Check Roofs and Flashing
Leaks are likely to happen when you don’t give it a good once over, ideally in the summer. Check around chimney stacks, plumbing and attic vents for any signs of damage.
2. Check Windows and Doors
Have a good look at the corners of the frame and pay attention to the wood and make sure no water has penetrated. Is the paint up to scratch? Better to do a little paintwork in the summer than have a leak on a winter’s night.
3. Survey Exposed Exterior Pipes
Are they sweating ie are their signs of moisture on the pipe?
4. Look at Your Drain Maintenance
It’s easy isn’t it? Have you got blocked drains? Clear them before winter and give yourself a piece of mind.
5. Check Landscaping
Look at the lay of the land around your property. Is it likely to cause a problem if there is a heavy downfall of rain?