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Keeping Water Out Of Your Home

12/20/2018 11:29:00 AM by Brad Spurgeon Insurance Agency Inc.

There are many ways water can enter your home. From above, rain, snow, and hail can enter and damage your roofing. From below, massive floods can severely rearrange or even dislodge your home. We use water every day in our lives; it has the power for us to do many things. However, it can also be a source of danger. Water damage can come in an instant, or creep up in your home over a period. This is why it is important always to inspect and check your home for signs. Here' a look through each major component of your home. Roof And Gutters The roof is your first line of defense from falling water. In whatever form, water can be dangerous in large amounts. Check your roof's seams and openings. Take extra attention to skylights, chimneys, air and plumbing vents, and other openings. Over time, cracks and breaks in the seals may develop. The gutter is an integral part of your roofing. Maintaining its cleanliness ensures it is working properly. Make sure it is always free of debris. Water needs a clear path to exit your roof. If there is any blockage, it can overflow or even collapse under the weight of having too much water. Walls, Windows, And Doors Your wall may seem solid, but even your wall can be susceptible to water. Check with your developer or contractor on the material used on your walls. Ensure the proper waterproofing has been installed. Even if they follow the correct building codes, complete waterproofing is not ensured. If your windows and doors are made of wood, it may swell as it gets wet leaving a not so tight seal on the panels. Silicone sealants can go a long way, or you may even try replacing them with newer options that can even help reduce electricity consumption. Foundation The big concrete pillars of your home are porous. Since they are massive and solid, it is easy to forget that water can go straight through them. Also, over time, as with any wear and tear, cracks can develop. Concrete sealant, or adding additional layers to your foundation are options to fix this. Conclusion Water gives us life. It is an integral part of our lives. As much as we depend on it, it can also be a danger to us. Just like anything, we should always ensure our home's protection. This is what the right insurance can give you. At Brad Spurgeon Insurance Agency Inc., our mission is to ensure that we protect are clients and offer them policies that they can afford. Learn more about our products and services by calling our agency at (409) 945-4746. You can also request for a free quote by CLICKING HERE.

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