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Excess moisture is your home’s worst enemy, next to pest infestations and normal wear and tear. From ensuring your gutters are in prime condition to promptly repairing any leaks in your home, there are many things you can do as a homeowner to ensure your home remains protected from water damage. Today, Gutter Helmet® of Cookeville shares a few things to know about controlling moisture levels at home.

 

How Water Damages Your Home

Prolonged exposure to water can cause wood components in your home to disintegrate. Excess moisture in and around the home, especially in areas such as the attic and the basement, can also promote mold growth. If you’ve ever had a mold infestation anywhere in your home, you’ll know that it is a costly and complicated problem to fix. Professional mold removal in crawl spaces alone can cost a few thousand dollars. 

Moisture can also spell disaster when it compromises your home’s walls, floors, ceilings and foundation. When water seeps into the crevices of your house, it can weaken the structural integrity of your property.

Avoiding Excess Moisture

The top offenders when it comes to water and moisture damage include inefficient gutters and leaky doors and windows. When it rains, the water that’s supposed to stay out of your home finds its way into the structure by way of cracks in sealants and caulking. To avoid damage, you should always make sure that your gutters are intact and clog-free and that your doors and windows are all sealed.

Keep moisture in check by investing in a gutter protection system that will ensure your gutters can efficiently guide water away from your home. Call Gutter Helmet of Cookeville today at (931) 510-8680 to get a free quote and to schedule an appointment. We serve Cookeville, TN.