How to Prevent Water Damage in the Summer

How to Prevent Water Damage in the Summer

It’s almost summer in New York, and the flowers have bloomed, and we are we are experiencing more than normal rain showers. Make sure all of the precipitation doesn’t cause property damage. If it does, don’t panic – Peak Construction is here to help.

Clean Your Gutters

Your gutter system is the main factor in the safety and health of your roofing system. This spring, optimize your gutters’ performance to make sure water properly drains off your roof and away from the foundation of your home. Clean out leaves and debris from the winter, and schedule any necessary gutter repairs. If your system is inefficient, now is the time to invest in a replacement – before any real damage occurs.

Repair Roof Damage

Whether you have a flat or sloped roof, too much moisture can damage your roof. Water pooling on your roof can lead to shingle deterioration and roof leaks. If this occurs, call in professionals as soon as possible to minimize the amount of water damage to your home.

The sooner you repair roof issues, such as bald spots or leaks, the better your chances are of avoiding major property damage, such as wood rot or mold growth.

Check Water Pipes

Plumbing pipes are often forgotten about until there is a problem. Don’t overlook them, though, because water pipes can be affected by fluctuating temperatures. Be sure they aren’t frozen, accumulating condensation, or leaking after the winter months. This can cause severe damage and even flooding if it’s not dealt with promptly. If your home has already sustained damage from water pipes, hire the professionals at Peak Construction for expert repairs.