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Forbes: 10 Tips To Disaster-Proof Your House

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Clean the Gutters

Clear out blockages from gutters and drain systems. To see if a blockage is lodged in the gutter, pour water down the top while someone judges whether they water can hear the water come to the bottom. Consider adding additional piping to the bottom of your gutters, pushing drainage out farther from the house's foundation.

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