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Landscaping to Prevent A Wet Basement

Working on your yard this spring and summer? Take steps to prevent a wet basement, mold, or even structural damage by planning your landscaping correctly.

1. Use Proper Grading
While landscaping your yard, make sure water is directed away from your home to help prevent moisture in your basement.

2. Tree Maintenance
Trim damaged or dangling tree limbs, and remove any branches that are close to your structure. Get 5 tree care tips from Nationwide here.

3. Mulching
Keep a gap of at least 6-inches between the mulch and your home’s foundation so you don’t trap moisture against your property.

4. Check Your Gutters And Downspouts
Ensure there is no debris clogging your gutters and downspouts. Make certain your downspouts move water at least 20 feet from your structure.

If you discover moisture in your basement, fix the source immediately. A wet basement could lead to mold and structural damage. If you experience a flooded basement, contact ServiceMaster by Griffing at 800-253-7366. Our water damage restoration professionals are available 24/7 to respond quickly and restore your home.

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