As we say goodbye to summer and hello to Autumn, now is the time to start preparing your home for the wetter weather ahead. Whether you live in an area that experiences a lot of rain or snow. Or if you just want to be prepared for the occasional storm. There are a few things you can do to ensure your home is ready.
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1. INSPECT YOUR ROOF AND GUTTERS
The first step is ensuring your roof and gutters are in good condition and won’t leak when the wet weather hits. Inspect your gutters and downspouts to make sure they are clear of leaves and debris. Inspect your roof for any loose or missing shingles. If your roof is damaged, you will need to contact a leaking roof repairs specialist. Additionally, if you have a lot of trees around your home, it’s also a good idea to have branches cut back, so they don’t fall on your roof during a storm.
2. CAULK AND SEAL ANY GAPS
Next, take a walk around the outside of your home and look for any gaps where water could potentially get in. These could be cracks in the foundation, gaps around windows or doors, or openings for pipes or vents. Once you’ve found them, seal them with caulk or another type of sealant. This will help keep water out and prevent any further damage.
3. CLEAR YOUR DRAINS
One thing you don’t want during a storm is water backing up into your home because your drains are clogged. To avoid this, clear out any leaves or debris that may have accumulated over the summer months. You may also want to consider investing in a drain cover to catch anything that does manage to get through. Clearing out your drains will also help reduce the risk of flooding. Flooding can happen when water overflows from a clogged drain and can lead to mould, mildew growth, and damage to your home.
4. PROTECT YOUR POSSESSIONS
If you have any outdoor furniture or décor that you don’t want to be ruined by the wet weather, now is the time to bring it inside. If that’s not possible, at least ensure it’s properly covered so it doesn’t get soaked through. For items like grills and lawn mowers that can’t be brought inside, invest in a waterproof tarp to cover them until the bad weather has passed.
5. GET YOUR WELLIES AND UMBRELLA OUT
Lastly, ensure you’re prepared for the wet weather by having a good pair of wellies and an umbrella. This way, you won’t have to go out in the rain and get soaked if you don’t want to. Ensure you have a small umbrella tucked away in your bag that you can easily grab if the rain starts unexpectedly. Additionally, if you have young children, ensure they each have a pair of wellies that fit. Just so they can go out and enjoy the rain without getting their shoes wet.
By taking these steps now, you can rest assured knowing that you’re prepared for whatever wet weather may come your way this autumn and winter season!
💜 In the Southern Hemisphere We ARE in Spring Entering “Summer” and have just experienced 3 days of non stop rain EveryOne; ergo this sound “advice” applies as much to the Southern Hemisphere in Spring as to the Northern Hemisphere in Autumn EveryBody
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