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Sep
16
Home Maintenance Tips: Keep Moisture Away From Your Home

One of the most important and beneficial things that you can do for your home is to keep moisture away from it. Excessive water and moisture spells bad news in more ways than one. It's absolutely something that you want to prevent before it's too late. Keeping moisture away from your home is a home maintenance tip that you definitely want to make sure that you listen to.

Gutters

If your home doesn't already have gutters, you will need to get them put on as soon as possible. Gutters are the best way to direct water away from your home. You don't want the water reaching the foundation because it could start to crack it over time. It's important to keep your gutters clean so that they can do their job correctly. This means keeping them clear from things like leaves, twigs, and other debris. Not only will these things stop the flow of water, but they could rot and rust your gutters.

Lawn Sprinklers

You'll want to check your lawn sprinklers to make sure that they are not pointed directly at your house. Adjust them so that they are only watering your grass and your gardens, and not your house. Consistently wet wood and other materials can rot and even attract termites.

Inspect Your Home

Regularly inspect your home for any signs of leaks or water damage. Go up into your attic to check for any roof leaks. Doing this can prevent water from damaging your ceilings and your walls. Inspect the outdoor faucet on your home for leaks so that any dripping water doesn't end up soaking the foundation of your home. Utilize bathroom fans and windows to prevent mold and mildew growth in there.

Contact us today at Ascent Builders, Inc. for more home maintenance tips, tricks, and advice!


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