Kansas City, KS Handyman Provides Tips to Help Homeowners Get Ready for Spring Showers

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Local Handyman Company, JW Handyman Services, Announces Common Problems Homeowners Encounter During the Rainy Months

Everyone looks forward to spring, but with spring comes, spring showers. Neglecting some unappreciated and barely noticeable drain systems can leave you with a big mess in your home.

Retaining walls are built to create even terrain; they are very useful in stabilizing a slope in your yard. If your retaining wall is bulging, cracked, leaning or built without properly draining water, it can cause a lot of problems for your basement and yard.

"Water can create cracks to the foundation of the retaining wall. If the retaining wall fails, and the foundation cracks from the pressure, it can cause flooding in your basement. Flooding can contribute to condensation and moisture causing mildew and mold,” said James White, owner of JW Handyman Services.

“A retaining wall can sometimes be saved and supported with I-beams, locked and encased into the retaining wall. If the retaining wall has too much damage or has no place for drainage you might have to rip it out and build a new one,” said James. A drainage system relieves pressure from the retaining wall. Retaining walls can be made from a variety of materials such as, limestone, brick and stone.

Rain gutters and downspouts function without much attention until they are no longer doing their job. It is a good idea to inspect and clean your gutters and downspouts before the spring rains come pouring. Gutters and downspouts are important to properly maintain your drainage system. It is the job of gutters and downspouts to move rain water away from the foundation of your house in order to prevent flooding in crawl spaces or the basement, as well as entryways like windows.

It is important to clear your gutters of debris and leaves. Ensure the splash block below your downspout is secured, large enough and doesn’t have any cracks. Cracks and leaks can sometimes be repaired in the gutters and downspouts, check them out before the next big rain.

To learn more about JW Handyman Services, please call (913) 306-4794.

About JW Handyman Services, LLC

JW Handyman Services, LLC is owned operated, licensed, and insured and has earned an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau. They are a commercial and residential handyman and remodeling service that has been in business for over 10 years. Their services include carpentry, electrical, plumbing, remodeling, home repairs and more. They have quickly built a reputation for quality work, dependable service, and reasonable prices. They serve Kansas City and the surrounding area.

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