5 Things To Do After A Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

As heavy rains fall, your home can become vulnerable to floods and damage. Follow these five tips on what todo after a heavy rain to avoid costly repairs.

5 Things To Do After A Heavy Rain

  1. Test Your Sump Pump To Ensure It’s Working Properly

    • When heavy rains come flowing, your sump pump could be working overtime. It is important to make sure your sump pump is working efficiently and effectively. Unsure how to test yours? No worries, Ace’s home experts are already one it! Check out this article on how to test if your sump pump is working correctly.
  2. See If Your Plants Have Any Exposed Roots and Cover Them Up

    • With heavy rains, comes sliding mud and other debris. Especially, in the garden. The last thing you want is all your hard work to wash away. Be sure to check your garden for any exposed roots to ensure proper growth.
  3. Look For Water In Basement – (Crawlspaces and Attic)

    • Heavy rain can cause all sorts of collecting damage you didn’t know was possible. Pooling in the attic, crawlspace, or basement is common. The way to handle this issue, is early detection. Check out these common spaces in your home to make sure know water isn’t creeping into places it shouldn’t be.
  4. Double Check Gutters and Downspouts Are Draining Smoothly

    • As the rain falls, lots of leaves, dirt, branches, and even a heavy flow of water can cause damage to your gutters. Be sure to check that nothing is blocking the flow or that the fasteners are not coming loose due to heavy debris/water.
  5. Eliminate Mosquito Breading Grounds

    • As the weather gets warmer and the rains get heavier, those pesky mosquitoes are on the hunt for the perfect breading ground. Standing, pooled water is their oasis. With lots of water that is out of your control, they could be coming to your home. Drop A Mosquito Dunk in standing water to help control mosquito habitation near your home.


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Published: 4/30/2020