In recent weeks we have seen more than our share of rain. The deluge of water pouring from the skies has been nothing short of a monsoon. Thankfully we are experiencing a few days of clear skies and the sun is finally making an appearance giving Melbourne, FL something of a break.

With all the rain recently, now is a good time to brush up on some basics when it comes to water and your house. You home is your most valuable asset and Burton Homes wants to make sure that you remain safe within it.

Check Your Roof

Quality construction by licensed contractors like Burton Homes is your first line of defense in preventing devastating leaks in your home. After that’s taken care of be sure to inspect your roof, ceilings, and walls for any possible water damage. If you see wet spots or leaking areas call a professional right away.

Protect Wooden Floors

Make sure the beautiful wooden flooring in your home is properly sealed to prevent water damage. After significant rainfall traffic in and out of your home may consist of soggy wet feet tracking in all sorts of muck. Worse yet, if you have any leaks they could be devastating to your flooring. Take the proper precautions before the rain to keep your home in tiptop shape

Hold Off on Yard Work

When it begins to rain it is always best to put away any tools that require electrical power to operate. This sounds like common sense but all too often zealous handymen and women try to beat the rain and finish that one last project. If it is raining: stop. Step away and put the tools down.

On that same note, don’t use electrically powered tools when the ground is super soggy. The rains of the past few weeks have saturated the ground and while it is tempting to get outside and do work with the sun shining, be sure to make sure the ground is dry enough to work with. This protects you and your yard.

Get Your Gutters Cleaned

Gutters help move rainwater away from the foundation of your home and your roof. They are essential to preventing rain damage on and in your home. Take some time to clean the gutters surrounding your home or have a professional come out and take care of it.

Hopefully the rain is moving beyond Melbourne, FL now! We are the Sunshine State after all. By following the suggestions and taking care to notice any effects the recent rain may have had on your home, you can keep your family safe and your wallet fuller.