During the fall, the potential for water damage, storm damage and fire damage escalates and Paul Davis Restoration of Greater St. Paul MN wants to make sure you are ready for it. Here’s a list of ideas that can help you avoid dangerous and costly property damage in the upcoming season.
Keep things dry. Inspect your caulking near exterior doors and windows and repair any damaged areas. If there are gaps in places where wiring enter the home, caulk these areas as soon as you can. Separating water from these spaces can prevent mold formation and water damage.
· Prevent damage to your roof. Look around your property for dead or damaged tree branches, especially those that overhang the roof. If they’re above the first story of your home, they should be removed by a professional.
· If you have a wood-burning fireplace, have the chimney and firebox cleaned before you use it this season. If not monitored, burning wood can cause a buildup of creosote and a major fire.
· If there are any missing shingles or other damage to the roof, have repairs made promptly. We suggest taking a preliminary look using binoculars, and contact an experience roofing contractor when repairs are needed. Not attending to a leaking roof can lead to structural problems and other major issues down the road.
Paul Davis is here to serve the St Paul area 24/7 for emergency property damage response. If it happens to you, Call Paul!