The summer of 2015 in Maryland has been a wet one. We’ve seen numerous storms roll through, causing all sorts of damage and wreaking havoc on our trees and homes. Maybe the rain ruined your vacation or day off from work – or even worse, flooded our home or found its way in through a leaky roof. If you’ve had water damage to your home this summer due to heavy rain, you may want to look at your home insurance policy and find out if it’s working for you.
What Can I Do to Protect My Home?
Although sometimes water damage is simply inevitable during particularly heavy rain and bad storms, there are steps you can take to prevent it. If you don’t already have a sump pump installed in your home, consider getting one, as they can work to pump out water from the inside of your home back to the outside. Have your chimney and roof inspected regularly for leaks. Regular maintenance can save you from huge repair bills down the road. The same goes for your doors and windows – if they’re not in good condition, have them resealed with caulk, as they can let leaks in a well. (more…)