1. Check Your Roof
Make sure your roof is free and clear of any potential or active leaks. One way to tell if you do have a roof leak is by checking your attic for water damage. Also, look for any problems areas that could be easily damaged by a storm. And be sure to replace any missing or loose shingles. If you do find a leak don’t delay repairing it.
2. Garden Water Runoff
If you have a garden remember that gardens retain water. If your garden is located too close to your home then retained water can sleep into your walls. If your garden is allowing water to get into your home then try putting an encasement around it, but be sure to leave a space for water to escape. And make sure your gutter doesn't run directly into your garden.
3. Check Your Downspouts
Your downspouts are the tubes connected to your gutters that extend from your house and push water away from the base of your home. In order to eliminate water from seeping into your home make sure your downspouts are pointed away from your home and dump water at least three to four feet from your home's perimeter.
You can test your downspouts by putting a hose in your gutters and running water through them. Make sure water runs through them freely and that they do not back up. If your downspouts are dumping water too close to the foundation then add extensions to your downspouts. Extensions are available at home improvement stores and are inexpensive.
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