Handle leaks before they cause serious damage.
Check for Signs of Leakage
Before the rainy season begins, it's crucial that you check your home for signs of leakage. It's best to fix a leak early on, as leaving it to worsen could result in flooding, mold and mildew, and even collapsed ceilings. Scan your ceilings for water marks and look for peeling paint. You should also venture outside of your home and look at your roof for telltale signs. Check out the ridges and see if there are any cracks. Look for loose, curled or missing shingles, which can signal roof damage and allow water to enter the home.
Seal Windows and Doors
Aside from your roof, your windows and doors are also ways that water can enter the home. Make sure that they open and shut properly and that they're completely sealed. Even a tiny gap that can't be seen might let in some water if you're not careful. If your windows are on the newer side, you might not have to worry about sealing them, but older ones should definitely be inspected. Not only will this help keep out water, but it will also improve your energy efficiency. When your windows properly protect your home from the outside elements, you can more easily and efficiently heat and cool your home. The same care should be performed on doors to ensure that water is kept outdoors and your home is left nice and dry.