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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

9/6/2019 (Permalink)

It’s that time of year again, The pigs skins are flying, the sea of red is hoppin, kids are back at school, life takes over, and fall is right around the corner. Benjamin Franklin said it best. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” 

As fall approaches it is never to early to “water proof” your home for for the upcoming fall/winter seasons. These seasons can be very unpredictable in the Midwest. Whether it’s a downpour rain, rain/snow mix or an early Halloween snow all of these can create potential water damage issues to your home or business. Whether you are the DIY type or need to contact a local contractor the following are some useful tips to prevent these untimely and costly hazards from happening. 

In preparation you should do the following. 

*Have a licensed contractor do a thorough roof inspection on the following. 

     *Check and seal any exposed nails around vents and penetrations. 

     *Check roof for any low exposed nails. 

     *Inspect your attic for any existing slow leaks. 

     *Do a thorough gutter inspection, including mitres,hangers and spikes and seal any 

       Problem areas accordingly. Also be sure all gutters are clear of debris. 

     *Do a thorough window inspection and seal and draft or compromised areas. 

*Contact a local sprinkler contractor to winterize your sprinkler system. As the ground begins to freeze unhook all hoses and lock spigots to the off position. 

*Download FEMA’s Be Smart. Know your alerts and summary’s for a summary of notifications. 

 *These a few of the key factors and readiness tips to storm proof your home or business.

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