One of the worst feelings in the world is seeing water seep into your home through the walls, or through a roof just as the rainy season starts. When left unchecked, this can destroy your walls, your ceiling, can give your house that awful dried rain smell, and cause other unchecked damage throughout your house.
Your house is meant to protect you from the rain. So it’s only right we make sure that your home stands up to the test.
Through this article, you’ll find out simple care and maintenance tips so that you can rainproof your home. When you protect what protects you, you’ll always be safe.
Where to Start?
Proper maintenance is always the first place to start in taking care of most things. This holds especially true when it comes to rain proofing.
As a start, make sure your gutters and drains are de-clogged. If they’re broken in any way, have them fixed immediately. The gutters, as well as your roof, are your first lines of defense. If they remain clogged, this can lead to leaks, damage, or worse: the water can get infected and harm the inhabitants if they remain there for too long.
Another good measure would be to re-seal your doors and windows. These can break down over time, and it’s always good to keep an eye on them and fix them up, especially before the rain tries its best to get in through them.
The Worst Place to Find Water
If you don’t properly weatherproof your home, one of the worst things that can happen is you’ll wake up to find water in your garage or basement. So let us avoid that, shall we?
Fixing your drainage, as mentioned earlier, is still one of the best ways to prevent this from happening. Be sure that’s always in the right shape and it will go a long way in saving you some potential major headaches.
Be sure to check the exterior and interiors of both your garage and/or your basement. Examine it carefully to make sure that there aren’t any issues that may lead to water seeping in. Look into the interior and exterior waterproofing options by consulting professionals if possible.
A good thing you can look into though is a Sump Pump. For those that don’t know what they are, these wonderful devices are installed at the lowest part of the basement, garage, or crawlspace, and then they get to work to keep your area dry by pumping out water. For those who think this might be too noisy or annoying, don’t worry, there are quiet sump pumps you can look into to make sure it doesn’t disrupt your household.
At the end of the day, maintenance, regular check-ups, and addressing any problems you may find is the best way to rainproof every portion of your home. While you’re at it, make sure that your roof is also in tip-top shape. Just give it the time it needs, and when the time (and rain) comes, you’ll be happy you did the right thing.