May is almost upon us here in Southern Indiana and with it comes the good, the bad, and the ugly. The good being the beautiful colors from the trees and flowers. The bad being from the thunder storms that will definitely roll through our area, and the ugly being from the flooding and damage those storms will cause.
SERVPRO of East Evansville unfortunately cannot do anything about the rain, but the following is a list of some items that will help lessen the impact on your home from those torrential rain falls.
- Slope soil away from your home's foundation. Don’t forget to fill and slop soil under decks and porches.
2.Water from your roof, downspouts, and eaves troughs can find its way to your home if they are clogged, leak, or don't carry water far enough from your home. Clean out eaves troughs and downspouts in the fall and spring. You can also use downspout extensions to carry water far enough away from your foundation as an effective flood control.
3. Set up a downspout to empty into a rain barrel. Using rain barrels for rain water storage reduces the cost of watering shrubs, flowers, and vegetables.
4. Plug holes or cracks in your eaves troughs, downspouts, downspout extensions and seal these with silicon caulk. Even a trickling leak can let plenty of water into your basement to become a mold problem.
5. Look for holes or cracks in your foundation and completely fill these with vinyl concrete patching
Hopefully this spring will be filled with lots of color and very little storms, but if disaster does strike SERVPRO of East Evansville will be there to help and make it “Like it never even happened.”