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Water is life-giving. It cleans, bathes, hydrates. However, it can also destroy. Like anything else, there is a right time, place, and amount. For your home, too much water can be harmful. It can destroy and deform. Here is a guide on how to keep unwanted damage from water away from your home.
Seal It Good
Your home is not just one big piece. It is the assembly of thousands of different parts put together. That means, for every part joined is a possible gap. Since water holds no shape or size, it can seep through any hole it finds. This is why sealing gaps is an essential step in keeping your home watertight.
Sealant in the roof and around windows are the most commonly needed. Also common are around door frames and other easily exposed items. Like any material, sealants don't last forever. So this means regular maintenance and re-application is needed.
Mind On The Gutter
It may be one of the chores you hate doing. Getting up on a ladder and sticking your hands into that muddy and dirty gutter. It may be a big chore to do, but it is an important one. You want to keep water off your roof and not let it settle. That will add weight that can cause damage. Also, keeping the water up there can open those seals and also cause water damage.
The gutter is the highway that lets water exit your roof in an organized manner. Keeping it clean speeds the process of drying your roof during rain, and it also makes sure the water doesn't fall everywhere.
Water And Electricity Don't Mix
We all know this. Water and electricity is never a right combination. Actually, water is a poor conductor. However, the minerals it contains are. This is what makes it dangerous. Which is why we should always make sure your wiring is in excellent condition. This means no exposed wires; all are sealed and tight. Make sure all outdoor outlets have covers and are weatherproof. If there is a risk of a flood, you may want to shut down the electricity in your home and store electronics on the second floor.
Water can be both good and bad. It is something every home needs, at the same time, it is something that every home should be careful of. It is just one of the many risks your home is exposed to. That is why the right coverage is always important.
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