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How to Prevent Water Damage from Storms

Damage from storms or other inclement weather can be hard to plan for. While you do everything you can to plan for predictable or large hazards, many fail to prevent those caused by Mother Nature. However, there are a few things you can do to possibly save yourself from having to call water damage restoration services.

  • Keep Your Gutters Clean

A buildup in your gutters can lead to water draining improperly. Be sure to clean your gutters regularly, or more so if you have lots of trees on your property. Not only does this prevent water from draining into your home, but it can also keep your gutters in better condition.

  • Watch Drainage in Your Yard

Have you noticed standing water in your yard after a heavy storm? This can lead to bigger problems in the event of a major weather event. Look at re-routing water away from major structures either through restructuring your yard or by adding drainage pipes.

  • Inspect Your Roof Regularly

This may seem like a no-brainer, but many people forget about their roofs until it is causing problems. Try to do a visual inspection of your roof and attic every so often, or after a major weather event. If you aren’t sure what to look for, call a reliable roofing company in your community. Many offer free inspections or can offer tips on what to look for.

Mother Nature is completely unpredictable, but by taking necessary steps, you can ensure your home stays safe in the event of harsh weather. If you notice damage or need someone immediately after a bad storm, call DKI. A team will be on hand as soon as possible to assess the damage and start water damage restoration services.