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Extreme Maintenance: Home Edition - Fall

As the weather gets cooler and the leaves begin to fall, you should start to get your home ready for winter. In New York, the likelihood of experiencing extreme winter snow and ice is high. These harsh conditions can cause damage to yourself and your property, so it is a great idea to do all you can to prevent such damage. The following is a list of preventative measures you may take in the Fall to prepare for Winter weather.

Clean gutters from fallen leaves and debris to ensure that gutters can function properly. While at it, check downspouts to verify that any water is directed to a safe location. Water left to accumulate around the foundation can cause extreme hydrostatic pressure and cause moisture to penetrate into the basement.

Consider installing an ice damming prevention system that will reduce the likelihood of damage caused by ice damming.

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