1) Clean Your Home’s Gutters
During fall and winter, gutters can collect dirt and debris. When gutters are clogged, water can spill out onto your roofing and siding. This can lead to water damage for your roof and attic. To ensure water can flow freely from your home, it is important to regularly check your gutters and removes leaves, bird nests, and other obstructions.
2) Examine Your Outdoor Faucets, Sprinklers, and Hoses
A leaking hose can waste as much as 6,000 gallons of water in a month. If you are using a lawn irrigation system, it is important to examine your sprinkler connections, hoses, and anything that could be leaking. Test your outdoor spigot for leaks as well. This will help you save money and prevent further damage to your equipment.
3) Check Your Basement and Crawlspace for Moisture
Excess moisture can lead to the development of harmful mold and mildew. For your family’s safety, it is important to make sure your foundation walls and floor are not collecting rain runoff or exposed to high humidity. Additionally, leaking pipes or malfunctioning appliances can cause water to pond underneath your home.
If you find water issues in your home’s basement or crawlspace, it is important to contact a professional plumber who can correct the source of the issue.
4) Examine Your Yard for Potential Drainage Issues
Especially when heavy rains fall, it is vital to make sure water is effectively draining away from your yard and home. In western North Carolina, terrain often makes drainage a difficult challenge for homeowners and builders; however, water draining to your home’s foundation can lead to moisture, corrosion, and mold issues.
If you are experiencing issues with outdoor drainage, leaking outdoor faucets and hoses, plumbing pipe damage, or any other plumbing issue, give us a call. We are experienced plumbers in the Asheville area, familiar with the unique challenges faced by homeowners in western North Carolina. Contact us online, or give us a call. We are happy to help.