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How Rain Can Damage a Home

How Rain Can Damage a Home

In dry climate areas like New Mexico a rain shower can feel wonderful.  But because it is a dry area the ground may lack the capacity to absorb heavy rainfall which can become a problem even after minimal rain. To reduce the damaging effects of rain on your home, you can prepare with a few simple actions:

  • Inspect: Check Your roof and foundation every year for damage: When people think of rain damage they usually assume from the roof, but keeping a properly maintained foundation is also important.
  • Clean: Gutters can quickly collect leaves and debris. Overflow will either cause water damage through the roof, or cause water to spill over and collect along the side of your home and potentially seep in from there to the walls and even work its way clear down to the foundation.
  • Remove: Sump Pumps are a great way to remove excess water that collects beneath a building. Make sure to routinely check that the sump pump is plugged in and functional.
  • Protect: Add weather stripping and caulking to the HVAC system and around windows and doors.

Other Damaging Effects of Rain

Menacing Mold: Excess water in your home can lead to mold growth in your walls and near your windows. Mold can cause health risks even beyond such things as wheezing, red or itchy eyes, and trouble breathing. Recent studies have found that mold can be seriously harmful to the human brain.

Pesky Pests:  During a storm, pests will look for shelter in places like your warm and dry home. And they won’t leave until an exterminator arrives on the scene. Some common pests that do this include termites, ants, mice, and cockroaches.

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