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South Florida Water Intrusion: 6 Tips to Prevent It

south Florida water intrusion Your home is a safe haven where South Florida water intrusion is not welcome. Here are 6 tips to help you prevent it in your home. 

The envelope of your home--roof, walls, windows and doors--help protect the interior of your home from unwanted, outside elements including moisture and water.

South Florida water intrusion, if not properly and quickly remediated, can negatively affect the indoor air quality of your home and cause adverse health effects from mold and mildew growth.

A myriad of internal and external sources, such as heavy rainfall, bad plumbing, or window performance, can cause South Florida water intrusion in your home and requires a rapid response to help save you time and money in the long run. Here are 6 tips to help prevent South Florida water intrusion from happening to your home. 

#1 Check your drains and gutters removing any debris that can block excess water from passing through and shedding away from your home

#2 Make sure you have proper weather stripping around your doors and windows. At Eastern Architectural Systems, we use the Owens Corning weather strip which will reduce air infiltration up to 22% over standard weather stripping.

#3 Keep your eyes peeled for any signs of plumbing problems. If you have a septic system, a warning sign may be that there is a pool of water that’s been sitting above your drain field for some time now. 

#4 Scan your ceilings for water staining which may be resulting from a roof leak and could cave in at any point. If you notice any, you should consider getting a roof inspection to determine the severity of damage.

#5 Excess moisture and water can build up in your HVAC equipment, so be sure that it’s draining properly.

#6 Interior condensation on your impact glass windows and doors can happen, especially when they are just installed. These high-performance installations are great energy efficiency tools to reduce your energy bills because they better insulate your home. As a result, moisture can get trapped if you’re not properly ventilating your home, so just be sure to wipe the condensation off as you notice it. 

To learn more about how you can help prevent and reduce interior condensation in your home, click the button below to download the guide.

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