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National Repeat Day

6/2/2022 (Permalink)

June 3rd is National Repeat Day.  Having to call SERVPRO to help clean up after a disaster is not something most people want to repeat.  So today might be a good day to assess your property and determine if there is anything you can do to prevent that from happening. 

While we typically think about cleaning our gutters in the fall, ideally gutters should be cleaned twice a year.  Spring and early summer is another great time to clean your gutters.  Keeping your gutters clean will allow rainwater to flow through them and away from your home’s foundation, helping keep your basement dry. 

It is also a great time to check the slope around your foundation to ensure that rainwater running across the surface of the ground, because of heavy rain or frozen ground, will flow away from your home and not into it.  Following is an article to help you determine if you have the proper slope around your foundation.  If not, summer is a great time to make those adjustments so that next winter when we have rain on frozen ground, you don’t find water flowing into your basement. If you’ve ever had that happen to you, we’re sure it’s not something you want to repeat, especially since that type of flooding is typically not covered under your homeowners insurance policy.

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