5 Ways to Prevent Water Damage to Your Home

It turns out something as small as trimming the trees around your home can be a heroic act when it comes to preventing water damage. Who knew? We’ve compiled these five tips to help prevent water damage, but if you want to know what happens if they don’t work, our insurance agents are only a phone call away.

1. Clean your gutters

It may sound simple, but regularly cleaning out your gutters prevents buildup that may cause a blockage in the future that leads to water damage. Say you’ve got a bunch of dead leaves you’ve been meaning to clean out and then a storm comes. That spells trouble.

2. Trim your trees

Protect your roof by regularly trimming trees and watching out for stray branches that may cause a lot of damage on the way down. Also, make sure there are no easy-access branches for creatures to stumble onto the roof and cause any other types of damage.

3. Look into a French drain

Named after a man, not the cheese-loving, stripe-wearing country, it’s a trench that’s slightly sloped and diverts water away from your home.

4. Install impact-proof doors

Not all doors and windows are created equal. Impact-resistant ones can withstand high winds that have the power to cause structural damage during a storm. Investing now could save you a small fortune.

5. Update your insurance

The most important thing you can do is make sure you are up to date and covered in case disaster does strike. Not all policies protect from all kinds of water damage, so make sure you read the fine print.

Not sure about your policy? Call or email us to find out how you can better your policy. We are always here to help.