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Are you ready for the rainy season?

Thursday, October 31, 2019   /   by Suzann Proffitt

Are you ready for the rainy season?

Don't get all wet. Prepare for the rainy season while it's dry.

As Benjamin Franklin once said, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

We know. The last thing you are thinking about right now is preparing for the stormy season. But, it really is worth taking a look around your house during fair weather, because finding out you have a problem during inclement conditions is at best inconvenient and at worst very costly.

Check your rain gutters
Clear them out and make sure they are in good working order to prevent damage to the roof or house. 

Look at your roof
If you see loose or damaged shingles, get them repaired.  Look for tears and buckling on flashing. Check the chimney and look for damage bricks, cap or cracked joints. Don't forget the flashing there too. 

Check indoors for sign of roof leaks
Look for discoloration and peeling paint on ceilings and walls. Check in the attic for damp rafters.

Look for water collecting at the base of the house
Redirect water with trenches or drains

Keep sandbags on hand
If your area is prone to flooding, keep them filled and at the ready.

Check for erosion
This is important if you live near a hillside. Shore them up if necessary.
Ten X Realty
Ginger Proffitt
330 Felicita Ave Suite E1
Escondido, CA 92025
DRE# 02066962

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