Those Darn Leaves!
Did you forget to check the outside drains for leaves? Do you now have water in your home? Fall can be a pretty time of year but those leaves can also wreak havoc. If you find yourself under water, call SERVPRO of Burke-Clifton-Fairfax Station. We are committed to providing 24/7 water damage remediation should the need arise. We're available 24/7 at 703-250-6300.
As the leaves start falling this season, take steps to prevent water from getting inside your home.
Check all of your exterior drainage systems:
- Are your gutters free from leaves and debris? Leaves and debris can clog gutters and drains and send water back to your roof, walls or foundation.
- Check the drains in exterior stairwells. Make sure they are clear of leaves and debris. You can install a raised drain cover from most home improvement centers that will protect you from an inch or two of debris.
- Gutters should extend at least 10 feet from the foundation.