A Checklist To Do While You Wait For The Water Damage Company

“April showers bring May flowers.” Do you know what else spring rain showers can bring? Water damage. While water from rain is great in flower beds and gardens, it is less than desirable in basements and window wells. Do not let the rainy days get you down, instead be prepared to handle the rain and keep your home safe. Idaho’s water damage company, Restore Rite has made a checklist for you to follow to keep your rain gutters, exterior faucets, and pipes to help ensure your home stays nice and dry during the Idaho Falls summer rainstorms. 

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Check your rain gutters

  • Rain gutters play an important role in keeping your home and property safe from water damage. By directing water away from your home, gutters help prevent water from pooling near your home’s foundation, windows, and doors. If rain gutters are clogged by debris, water will buildup and can cause seepage, leaks, and costly damage to your roof, exterior walls, and foundation. Every spring you should clean out your rain gutter, make sure they are not bent or dented, and check that they are directing water away from your home. Routine maintenance should be performed on your rain gutters to prevent water damage.
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Water damage from a leaky ceiling due to heavy rain in Idaho Falls.

Check your outside faucets 

  • If you leave a hose attached to outside faucets year-round, they can have a freeze break from cold temperatures. Most outside faucets are designed to be frost proof by shutting the water off inside your home, and allowing the water close to exterior walls to drain out of the actual faucet so that the water cannot freeze. If a hose is left attached though, the water is not able to drain out which can lead to a burst pipe. Before turning your outside faucets on full blast, you should check your faucets by turning them on for a few minutes and then turning them off. If water is coming from around the faucet, you probably have a leak and should replace the faucet. Water dripping from outside faucets can damage the foundation of your home, and drip into interior walls. Be sure to make sure all outside faucets are working correctly, and it is a good idea to not leave hoses attached to outdoor faucets during cold temperatures. 

Check your yard for wet or soggy spots

  • When turning back on your sprinkler system, it is important to make sure you have no leaks. If there are areas of your yard that swell up, or are more wet and soggy than others, there could possibly be a leak. In order to determine where the leak is coming from, you will need to isolate your sprinkler line from your house line. You can call an irrigation company to check your sprinklers, or a plumber to check your main line. Do not continue to run a sprinkler system that has a potential leak. 

Call Restore Rite if you notice any signs of water damage. As a locally owned and operated company, Restore Rite takes pride in serving Idaho Falls and Southeast Idaho by providing the best water damage restoration services around.