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What To Do With House Leakages and Blocked Gutters In Your Home

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The temperature is gradually expected to change from warm to cold as soon as September steps in the calendar. This is how summer transitions to the cooler months of autumn and winter. The changing condition in the environment naturally affects some aspects of the house that shouldn’t be missed out by homeowners. If you are a beginner in running a home, these reminders would surely assist you and would calm your nerves in the occurrence of possible worst scenarios.

Leaks

Aside from the near advent of snow in winter, the fall season is also known as a magnet for rains and thunderstorms. In most cases, homeowners often overlook the probability of leaks as they usually rest unnoticed in the most unlikely parts of your home. Homeowners who are not very keen on spotting this issue are caught off guard by dripping water from ceilings, doors, windows or even from skylites.

So how does one give solution to a problem that seemingly expresses itself in a very subtle way of irregularity? Be one step ahead of the anticipated weather problems and hunt immediately for these leaks. Spot for drafty areas near windows, doors. Find cracks from both from the outside and inside portions of your house’s walls. In some situations, you would need the assistance of skilled workers who can perform better and faster especially in finding leaks on the roofing, ceiling, skylite, etc.

Blocked Gutters

Autumn is the time of the year when leaves start to wither and fall. While this particularly does not cause any trouble to homeowners in general, the probability of falling leaves blocking your gutters would cause the opposite. Again, as I have said, not everyone is affected by these phenomena.

Is your house surrounded by trees? Are there tall trees in your neighborhood? If you answered yes to both questions, then your house gutters are susceptible to blockage. Take some time to clean these gutters to avoid the freezing of blocked water when the weather gets really cold. As a responsible homeowner, you may also take this opportunity to examine and look for leaks and pipe damages that are located on the upper portion of your home.

Summer Storm Preparation Checklist

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Heat is an issue the summer season cannot keep. The temperature, on the other hand, is something you cannot get hold of. This central manifestation of summer sometimes takes its toll on your activities. Yet, you can do nothing but make do with what you have and enjoy it as much as possible.

Other than the heat it brings, storms are also very common in summer. Have you been focusing too much on your vacation? Are you prepared for storms? Before they start raging into your region, might as well check what needs to repaired and what needs to be prepared.

Check for leaks
Whether those are leaks on the ceiling, windows or roofing, take action right away. You have got to schedule an appointment instantly with your repair man. Putting pails and basins all over your house during the peak of a thunderstorm is the last thing you’d want to happen.

Check for trees
Aside from checking up some parts of your house, also study the trees surrounding it. Especially if your yard caters to a number of trees, take time to cut out tree branches and limbs that may cause damage to your house caused by lightning or strong winds. But remember not to overdo it. You need to at least save some branches that will keep you in shade during the sunny days.

Check for emergency tools
Always expect the worst when it comes to natural disasters like storms. Through it, you’ll be able to prepare for the worst scenarios that could happen. For blackouts, you could have your emergency lamps charged or match and candles prepared. For floods, you could have your appliances placed in elevated areas. In the most unfavorable situations, you could have your food stock readied in the pantry.

At the end of the day, you are all geared up for whatever comes your way.