This year has been a year for rain. It seems like the spring rains came and just never left! Here are some quick tips for rainproofing your home from the experts at John A Kinkaid Heating & Air Conditioning.
1. Clean and repair rain gutters
With all this rain, you need a way to funnel the water away from your home. That’s what rain gutters are for, but rain gutters get clogged over time with leaves and debris. It is important to periodically clean your gutters and repair cracks or holes. Damaged or clogged gutters can send rain water flowing down the side of your home. This can stain your walls, create mold and mildew, and wear away at your home’s foundation.
2. Check foundation for cracks
Checking the foundation of your home periodically for cracks is important. If water gets into the foundation of your home, it will create mold and mildew in addition to destabilizing the foundation. The water will wear away at the crack, widening them and creating new ones. If left, the foundation will start to erode.
3. Check for leaks
Leaks in your ceiling, walls, and roof can be just as dangerous as cracks in your foundation. Anywhere water enters your home is a potential place for mold and mildew to grow. The water will damage the structural integrity of your home and create unsafe living conditions. Your home will be more prone to developing leaks if the gutter system is not working properly.
4. Check the weather stripping around windows and doors
You don’t want any damp drafts getting in through cracks around your windows or doors. It is important to check the weather stripping around all windows and doors regularly and replace them when necessary.
5. Get your HVAC system serviced by your local HVAC experts
Be sure to get your HVAC system serviced. A high-functioning HVAC system will help filter out the damp, especially for those with allergies that may be set off by mold and mildew.
Contact us in the Willow Grove area at 215-657-1262 and in the Ambler area at 215-646-5577. Or contact us online to request an appointment today!