Here are some basic preventive maintenance tips to protect your home from heavy rain this spring:
- Clean gutters and downspouts twice a year, ideally spring and fall, to prevent clogs that can cause water damage to your roof.
- Inspect your roof for any damage or leaks.
- Seal any gaps or cracks in your doors and windows.
- Grade the ground around your home to slope away from the foundation.
Review your home insurance policy with your independent agent to make sure it covers water damage.