Want to keep water from seeping into your basement so you can prevent water damage?
You can use landscaping strategies to prevent water damage. Today, ServiceMaster by ARTec wants to share 4 landscaping tips that can help keep water away from your home.
- You want to make sure the grading of your landscape slants away from your home. If the ground slants towards your house it increases the risk of water running towards the foundation or basement. Contact a local landscaping company to route the grading away from your home. Also, you can mitigate the potential for water damage by creating a gravel-filled dry creek to divert water away from your home.
- You want to make sure your downspouts are free of debris and clogs. You also want them to extend at least twenty feet to discharge water far away from your home.
- You want to make sure that any mulch used in the landscaping project doesn’t touch the side of your home. Mulch that is either too moist or too close your home – inside six inches – can cause the side of your home to deteriorate and rot which can consequently lead to water damage. Using a landscaping company can ensure proper mulching. If you decide to do it yourself, do it carefully and keep the mulch at the proper distance.
- Gardens with native plants are fun for you, great for the environment, and can also help protect your Philadelphia, PA home from water damage. The plants’ roots will soak up moisture and also help rainwater flow effectively.
These tips can help keep your home safe and prevent water damage along with secondary damages such as mold and mildew growth, but sometimes unexpected disasters happen. When they do, we’re available to fix the problem thoroughly, efficiently, and as soon as possible so you can get back to enjoying your life.
If you find yourself in need of any type of disaster restoration services, please contact ServiceMaster by ARTec immediately at (610) 626-9002.