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How Does Rain Cause Water Damage to a Home? | SERVPRO of Marietta West

3/18/2022 (Permalink)

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Sustaining water damage to your Marietta or Kennesaw home does not always look like flooding or burst pipes. In fact, a good bit of household water damage is simply caused by rain working its way into small nooks and crannies—and with spring showers up ahead, it is important that you do what you can to protect your home from this sneaky damage.

While there is no way to be completely certain that water damage will not be cause for concern, there are some ways that homeowners can take action in order to lessen the likelihood. Below, we will look at the ways in which rain can cause water damage so that you can do your best to prevent it in your own home.

The Ways That Rain Is Likely to Cause Water Damage

| By Seeping Into Small Vulnerabilities | While houses are built to stand up to the elements, over time, areas that were once watertight may need some reinforcement in order to continue to keep out moisture. The seals around exterior doors and windows can wear out with time, which can make them vulnerable to water damage as water slowly works its way in. Fortunately, adding weather stripping is an easy and inexpensive way to stop damage of this type in its tracks.

| By Taking Advantage of Roofing Damage | Though roofs are intended to last for several decades, they do need maintenance and repair at times. Missing shingles, loose flashing or unsealed seams can make your roof prone to rain damage, but keeping an eye out for and quickly repairing any issues can quickly take care of this.

| By seeping into Your Home Via Clogs | Cleaning your gutters regularly is a must-do for general house maintenance, and it also can prevent water damage as well. When water becomes clogged in your gutters, it can then begin to seep into the foundation of your home or the roofline, causing unseen damage in these areas. To prevent this from happening, making sure water can drain away from the home easily is key.

*If your Marietta or Kennesaw home has been damaged due to a pipe leak, toilet overflow or any other type of water damage (residential or commercial) , SERVPRO of Marietta West is the team that can make any type of water damage “Like it never even happened.” We are here 24/7 to handle any size water damage issues—contact us at (770) 428-5467 today for immediate service or visit www.SERVPROmariettawest.com to learn more.

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