How to keep rainwater away from your home

How to keep rainwater away from your home

With April showers on their way, it’s important to ensure your home is safeguarded from the rain. Not only can the rainwater put a damper on your gardening activities but it can also have a big impact on your home.

Water damage can create mould, wood rot and foundation cracks, so it’s vital to prevent water from entering your home. Here are some ways to ensure that your home stays dry this Spring.

Waterproof your exteriors.

Start by looking at the exterior of your home, can you see any cracks or openings where water could come through? Start by sealing those. Inspect the rest of your exteriors and properly maintain them. After all, the exterior of your home is the first line of defence against rainwater.

Related post: How to winter proof your home.

Seal windows and doors.

If you feel a cold breeze coming through your windows and doors, it means that these are not properly draughtproof. If wind can pass through these openings, so can water. If you are not sure how to draughtproof your home or if you simply don’t have time, the Squad can help. Our London handymen will be right at your door ready to seal your windows and doors.

Clean gutters.

It’s important to clean your gutters every year. This will ensure that your gutters won’t get clogged and that rainwater can smoothly flow down the drainpipe.

Mind the roof.

Take good care of your roof by hiring a professional to have a look at it from time to time. An experienced person will be able to check if there are any repairs to be done as well as any small issues that need to be addressed.

Check the drainage.

It’s also essential to have proper drainage. This will guarantee that water will be diverted away from the base of your home.

In case you need a helping hand with any of these tasks, our skilled tradesmen are one call away. We’re polite, friendly, highly-experienced and CRB checked, so you know that your home will be in safe hands. Request a quote today by filling our online booking form or give our team a call on 0800-0-12-12-12.

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