Get Your House in Shape for Fall to Prevent Property Damage

During the fall, the potential for water damage, storm damage and fire damage increases and the team at Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Tulsa OK wants to make sure you are ready for it. We’ve put together a list of ideas that can help you avoid dangerous property damage in the fall.

Keep things dry. Check caulking near exterior doors and windows and repair anywhere you see damage. If there are gaps in places where wiring or pipes enter the home, caulk these areas as soon as you can. Excluding water from these spaces can prevent water damage and mold formation.

· Protect your roof. Inspect your property for tree branches, especially those that overhang the house. If they’re above the first story of your home, they should be removed by a professional.

· If you own a wood-burning fireplace, have your firebox and chimney cleaned before you light it up this season. Burning wood can create a buildup of creosote, which can cause a serious chimney fire if not kept in check.

· If there are any missing shingles or other damage to the roof, have repairs made promptly. We suggest using binoculars to take a preliminary look, and call a qualified roofing contractor when repairs are necessary. A leaky roof can lead to serious problems down the road, even structural damage, so prevention is essential.

Paul Davis is here to serve people in Tulsa 24/7 for emergency property damage response. If it happens to you, Call Paul!