How to Prevent Water Damage in Your HOA
It’s finally springtime, which means flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the rain will soon be pouring. And all that rain can lead to one thing: water damage. If you’re an HOA board member, it’s essential to prepare your community association for the rainiest season.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss four ways to prevent water damage in your HOA this spring.
4 Ways to Prevent Water Damage in an HOA
Clean the Gutters
The first way to prevent water damage in your HOA is to make sure gutters around the property are clean. Clogged gutters can lead to water spilling over the sides, which can then seep into a building’s foundation and cause serious damage. It’s essential for the HOA board to hire a maintenance vendor to clean gutters on a regular basis and inspect them after heavy storms.
Inspect the Landscape
Another way to prevent water damage is to keep an eye on your associations landscaping. Make sure that all of the plants and shrubs around properties are well-trimmed and not blocking any drains or gutters. It’s a great idea to hire a landscaping vendor to maintain these areas. Additionally, board members should check for any cracks in foundations or walkways and hire a vendor to repair them as needed. If not repaired on time, these areas can easily become damaged.
Invest in Flood Insurance
If your HOA is in an area that’s prone to flooding, it’s also a good idea to invest in flood insurance. This will help cover the cost of any damage that occurs as a result of flooding.
Have a Plan
Finally, one of the best ways to prevent water damage is simply to be prepared. Have a plan in place for what to do if water does start seeping into your HOA’s buildings and landscape. Be sure board members know where the main water shut-off valve is located and have a list of emergency numbers on hand in case you need to call for help.
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