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  • April 5, 2018

How to Prevent Damage to Your Home From Rainstorms

Ah, spring. Finally, the delightful time of year rolls around. It’s bright, light, and brings some colorful flowers and longer days. With spring, however, comes seasonal showers and, often, adverse weather. While many of these showers are light and not of any concern, when they start to get heavy, it’s time to think about the potential impact all that water has on your home. Along with reviewing your home insurance in Thousand Oaks, CA, take these measures to prevent damage from downpours.

  • Get on top of gutters

Ensure that your home is prepared to cope with heavy rainfall by clearing your gutters of leaves, twigs, dirt, and debris that have accumulated throughout the year. A build-up of debris stops the flow of water to the drains and leads to overflowing. While you’re at it, direct downspouts away from home’s foundation.

  • Check your sealant

Make sure that there are no gaps or holes in the sealant surrounding your doors and that windows are filled in. This will stop the rain from seeping inside and creating mold and mildew issues.

  • Have the roof inspected

Find a trustworthy roofing business that can do a roof inspection for you. If you catch problems before they become serious, you’ll save yourself a lot of headaches. If your roof is missing slates, has weak spots, or is letting in light/water, repairs should be made before a storm hits.

  • Check the foundation of your home for cracks

Gaps and fissures in the foundation of your home will let water in during a heavy rain. Make sure to repair any problematic cracks, and if necessary, bring in a professional to help you.

  • Take care with electricity

During heavy rain and the risk of possible floods, make sure that all electrical appliances are stored upstairs, where water is unlikely to reach them. If your home does flood, don’t go near the fuse box and ensure that all sockets are covered.

Talk to your insurance agent about how to ready your home insurance policy for the season ahead. The team at Falsken & Associates Insurance Agency is there for you. Call us to get started on your Californian coverage today.