May Maintenance Guide

May is the perfect month in Omaha to get your home and yard ready for outdoor living and entertaining.

Preventing Water Intrusion in Basement and Crawlspaces

The biggest concern for homeowners related to their basement and/or crawlspace area is unwanted moisture intrusion. This can be the result of several factors, which is why homeowners should occasionally check these areas. The basement is typically the area of a home most at risk for water damage because it’s located below grade and surrounded by soil. Soil releases the water it has absorbed during rain or when snow melts, and the water can end up in the basement through cracks. Water can even migrate through solid concrete walls via capillary action, which is a phenomenon whereby liquid spontaneously rises in a narrow space, such as a thin tube, or via porous materials. Wet basements can

Helpful Tip

Spring is here - take a look around outside of your home and pay close attention to your doors and windows. You’re looking for areas of broken, damaged or missing caulking and weatherstripping. Anything that’s falling apart should be replaced immediately. Drafts can account for 30% of a home’s heating and cooling loss. This is a simple task that anyone can do. If you are in the Omaha area and need help with your exterior caulking project or any other projects, call Let Me Fix It Handyman Service at 402-401-4176 to schedule an appointment.

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