How to Prevent Water Damage

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July 19, 2015, by Ken Mount, in Disaster Prevention

How To Prevent Water Damage

  1. Due to the recent flooding in our area, we thought it would be nice to share some basic tips to help protect your home against water damage.
  2. Inspect gutters and downspouts. Keep these clean, free from debris and ensure good working condition. Don't forget to check any underground piping as well!
  3. Ensure your roof is in good condition. Corrosion or deterioration of your roof, wind or hail damage or improper installation of vents, flues, chimneys, valleys, and flashings can all result in damage. Fix, patch, replace roofs as necessary before leaks start.
  4. Ensure that your irrigation system is in excellent working order. An external leak in an irrigation system can quietly waste more than 100 gallons of water each day.
  5. Check windows for signs of water damage. A water stain around windows or at the bottom of exterior doors show that water is getting in from the outside.
  6. When filling flower beds with soil or mulch make sure to slope it away from the house to prevent ground water seepage into your foundation.

Most important remember Mount Corrick is always here to make any necessary repairs and we will work with your insurance company.


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We were able to change this master bathroom into a relaxation destination. The beautiful tile work around the Jacuzzi soaking tub added so much to this area and is the anchor point to the whole bathroom. In the shower, we installed glass panels to keep it bright and seem much larger. The state of the art cork shower base not only looks fabulous but is also a green choice & easier to clean and maintain than traditional shower bases. The vanity was updated with granite counter tops and new faucets. Check out even more photos of this job at: Mount Corrick's Facebook