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By Tena Caracciolo
Special to Valley News 

Prevent water damage in the home


Last updated 1/31/2019 at 7:36pm

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Air conditioners and gutters need to be free of leaves and other debris to do their duty.

Every home is vulnerable to leaks and flooding and dealing with water damage can be expensive and annoying. The good news is there are several easy ways to prevent problems. 

Take a look at these maintenance tips to help keep a home dry and the foundation strong.

First, clean the gutters. To do their duty, gutters must be free of leaves, nests and other debris. Be sure to clear the gutters out on a regular basis or they may send water directly to the sides and foundation of the house instead of carrying it safely away.

Watch for signs of a leak. Identifying and repairing potential wate...

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