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Stay Dry: Proactive Tips for Rainy Season Readiness

Home Maintenance

Stay Dry: Proactive Tips for Rainy Season Readiness

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

We know. The last thing you are thinking about at the summer barbecue 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.

  • Rain Gutters:

    • Clear and maintain gutters to prevent roof and house damage.
    • Ensure they are in good working order.
  • Roof Inspection:

    • Identify and repair loose or damaged shingles.
    • Check for tears and buckling on flashing.
    • Inspect chimney for damaged bricks, cap, or cracked joints.
  • Indoor Check:

    • Look for signs of roof leaks like discoloration and peeling paint on ceilings and walls.
    • Inspect the attic for damp rafters.
  • Tree Maintenance:

    • Trim back branches and remove sections that could pose a threat during a rainstorm.
  • Doors and Windows:

    • Ensure proper insulation with weather stripping.
  • Water Collection:

    • Check for water pooling around the house and redirect it with trenches or drains.
  • Flood Preparedness:

    • Keep sandbags on hand if your area is prone to flooding, and ensure they are filled and ready.
  • Erosion Check:

    • Address erosion concerns, especially if you live near a hillside. Shore up areas if necessary.


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San Diego, CA
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