Showing homes in the rain may not be the most convenient thing for buyers; however, I have found that those who are motivated enough to look at homes when there’s heavy rain are usually more serious about buying. The same goes for buyers that attend open houses during the rain. I have always had good experiences when hosting open houses during the rain. The truth is that fewer people will attend the open house but the few people that do actually attend are usually serious buyers that end up being homeowners.
With rain in our near forecast, there are some things that every homeowner should be aware of.
When was the last time you had your roof maintenance? If it’s been a while it’s not a bad idea to contact a licensed roofer. A roofer can inspect your roof and advise you of any issues that need to be addressed now.
- Rain Gutters
Another important item is rain gutters. Make sure that they are cleared of all debris such as dirt, granules, leaves, and anything else that made its way in there. When inspecting the rain gutters, make sure that you don’t have any downpipe clogs and that the gutters are draining away from the house. Be sure to look at your soil around your house try to smooth out any areas that may allow for puddling near the home. You don’t want puddles too close to the home because if the puddle gets too large, it can potentially get inside your home and wet your interior.
- Proper Drainage
When it comes to heavy rain, having proper drainage around your home is important. If you know of low points around your house that causes large rain puddles, be sure to get sandbags to help protect your home from water. In some cases, sandbags can help and in other cases, sandbags are not enough. If you know that you have major rainwater drainage issues, then you are going to want to contact a Licensed Contractor that will then guide you as to what your options are in order to protect your home against large rain storms. As for your windows and doors, make sure that they all shut and seal properly.
Water damage to a home is not to be taken lightly. If water were to somehow make it into your home either through a roof leak or flooding, please be sure to address these issues in a fast manner. Water can damage your flooring, drywall, baseboards, furniture, cabinets etc… With water it’s not a joke, get it fixed fast by a professional because the longer you wait, the more damage you will have and the more costly it will be to repair.
I hope you found this article interesting. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions or concerns or if you need a referral to a Licensed Water/Cleanup & Restoration Company.
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