April Showers Can Bring Mold and Termites

The heavy Spring rains in our area bring all the beautiful flowers and lawns to life, but they can also cause drainage problems. Checking the drainage at your home is one Spring chore you can’t afford to put off.

Rainwater can get into your crawl spaces and cause lots of trouble, including mold growth and creating the perfect environment for termites. Look around your house after the next rainstorm, and if you see areas of standing water, you need to make some changes. Often, landscaping to move the water away from the house will do the trick.  If the problem seems more serious, installing a French drain (a shallow trench filled with gravel to redirect the water) can keep things dry. If water is getting into your house, you need to be aggressive in taking care of the difficulty to avoid major damage.  Click here for more.