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How to Protect Your Home From Extreme Rain

Posted Oct 3, 2019

The rainy season is here! Few things are as stressful to homeowners as water damage. It can be a scary and expensive issue if discovered when it’s too late. We don’t want it to happen to you and we can help you catch it early before it spreads.   

You can always count on us from Milani to help you, at any time! Here are a few things you can do during periods of extreme rain so that your home remains safe and dry:

1- Roof maintenance
Don’t take your roof for granted. They typically last from 20-30 years, but it’s important that you run an inspection on your roof for damaged, loose, or missing shingles. Weather conditions, climate, and trees can cause damage to the roof. 

2- Check windows and doors
Make sure that the weatherstripping and seals around your windows and doors are in good condition. Check for cracks between the frame and the house and the space where the window meets the siding.

You can also prevent leaks by applying a fresh bead of caulking.

3- Keep your gutters clean and check your downspouts
It’s essential to keep your gutters clean from leaves and pine needles as well as having it in the right angle to funnel water to the downspout. This way you prevent water from running down the side of your house and putting your foundation at risk.

Also, be sure to check if the downspouts extend at least two to three feet from the house. By doing this, you’ll be preventing a puddle at the bottom of your house.

4 – Outside drainage maintenance
Besides checking the gutters and downspouts, we recommend that you get your home drains cleaned at least once a year to keep them running smoothly.

By having a regular maintenance routine it’s likely that you can avoid floods and major expenses of a drainage back-up. 

24-7 Emergency Services

In case you need emergency drainage or emergency sewer services, our experienced team is here to serve you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The quicker your drainage issue is diagnosed, the more likely you are to avoid costly repairs.

There are some other interesting services you can do at your home with support from Milani: 

  • Drain Cleaning
    One other thing you can do it drain cleaning to prevent future issues. Milani does it safely and effectively, including the usage of high pressure jetting when needed.
  • Sewer Line Repair
    We find the source of your problem fast with video camera inspections and will quickly determine if repairs or replacements are necessary.
  • Drain Tile Repair & Maintenance
    As your drain tile experts, we can use a plumbing snake to cut through soil, roots and debris that are blocking the flow of water in your system. If needed, we can excavate the drain tile for comprehensive cleaning or replacement.

And what about the sewer backup?
Sewer lines backing up after heavy rain are usually under the domain of your municipality. The sewer lines back up because there is too much rainwater draining constantly into the city sewer lines. This can be frustrating because there is little you can do to prevent it.

The best way to deal with a sewer line backing up into your home is to use a vacuum truck and dehumidifier to reduce the amount of water damage to your home.

No matter what drainage issue you have, we can definitely help. The quicker your drainage issue is diagnosed, the more likely you are to avoid costly repairs. Give us a call (604) 888-8888 or click here.

Source: https://www.hometips.com/articles/how-to-protect-your-home-from-rainwater-damage.html 

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