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How to protect the outside of your Flagler Beach house from water damage

5/12/2016 (Permalink)

Gutter Cleaning Prevents Home Damage

Regular Roof and Gutter Maintenace Can Help Protect the Outside of Your Home

It is important to note that many homeowners spend lots of time and money on the upkeep of the home. In fact, protecting the value of the home is simply protecting one's investment so that the owner does not lose much money over time instead of gaining equity in their purchases. Protecting the value of a home is often done in many ways. Some of the most common involve making repairs before things begin to break down, painting the inside and the outside on a regular basis, and the like.

In some cases, the maintenance and repairs that are needed may involve preventing damage that can occur over time. This is why so many homeowners are proactive in protecting the outside of their Flagler Beach home from water damage. Water damage can be very costly since it can adversely affect the ceilings, carpeting, walls and even the overall structure. For those who want to make sure that they are taking the appropriate measures to protect their homes in Flagler Beach from water damage, here’s some great and invaluable tips and recommendations listed below.

Recommendation #1 – Make sure Leaves, twigs, and other litter does not collect on top of the roof. By keeping these areas cleaned off properly, the water can drain off of the roof properly.

Recommendation #2 – Make sure the Roof is inspected and weatherized. Some people try to save money by inspecting the roof themselves. However, this is one task that should be left up to the professionals since they know what needs to be done to protect the roof water damage and the other elements that can eventually erode the roofing materials themselves.

Recommendation #3 - Clean out the gutters so that the water can run freely. These tasks should be done on a routine basis so that the water does not collect on the outside of the home and cause unnecessary expensive damage. By cleaning out the gutters, the home is free of puddles and old standing waters that attract a large number of mosquitoes as well as other insects.  Standing water can also result in mold.

SERVPRO of Flagler County has the equipment, experience, and training to handle water damage in and near Flagler, retail shops in Palm Coast, and motels in Flagler Beach with speed and efficiency. Call us for all your mold, water, and fire damaging problems at (386) 447-2202!

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