Sunday, March 7, 2021 / by Janine Thomson
Living on the West Coast and on Vancouver Island, where rain pours most frequently throughout the year, it becomes an important preventative endeavour to keep moisture at bay and away from the home. Often, simple measures can make a big difference and a regular schedule of home maintenance is far easier than waiting until something goes dreadfully wrong and costly. Otherwise, we all know that if moisture has been around for a while, it has the chance to mark its territory, leading to mold, and rot.
Here is a few tips and tricks to keeping moisture & humidity away:
Install rain gutters if you don’t already have them. This will direct water away from the foundation and can help prevent a cracked slab.
Clear leaves and tree debris from your rain gutters at least twice a year to avoid water backup that can rot wood gutters and rust those made of sheet metal. If gutter drainpipes are clogged, try to flush debris down them with a hose. ...