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How to prepare your home for heavy rain in Toronto

How to prepare your home from heavy rain in Toronto?

After a cold winter, it’s finally spring and although we probably won’t have to worry about snow for the next few months, rain is unavoidable. Flooded basements and water damage are incredibly common this season and preparing your home for the rain that is sure to come is very important.

How to prepare your home for rain?

In order to help you better survive the next few weeks we have compiled a list of things you should do to avoid water damage in your home. Following the few tips below will ensure that your house is ready for the rain and can end up saving you thousands of dollars.

Check your caulking

Check the caulking around your windows and doors to make sure that it isn’t cracked or chipped. If you notice any cracks or chips the caulking needs to be replaced.

Look for dead branches

Look in your backyard and front yard for any trees that might have dead branches that might fall and potentially cause damage in windy conditions.

Check your gutters

Check the gutters and drains in your home for branches, leaves and other debris. Overflowing water is a common problem and could be easily prevented by regularly cleaning your gutters and drains.

Lower pool water

If you have a pool lower the water to help prevent it from overflowing, the chlorine in the water can cause damage to your grass.

Turn off automated sprinklers

If you have an automated sprinkler system remember to turn it off when rain is expected.

Secure loose furniture

If you have any furniture outside, like garbage cans or patio furniture make sure that it is secured and can’t be blown by the wind.

Prepare a first aid kit

Have a first aid kit ready and prepared in case the worst happens, make sure you also have a flashlight and spare batteries in an easy to access area.

Know how to turn off the electricity

If your house does get flooded be ready to turn off the electricity and know how to do it.

Following these few simple tips can save you thousands of dollars in damages and many headaches. In the case that a flood does occur in your home and you need help GTA Restoration is always on standby and prepared for an emergency, don’t wait for the damage to get worse and call us as soon as the problem occurs. Bacteria begins to grow in only a few hours and you don’t want to have mold problems in the future.


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