How to Prevent Flooding in Your Home: 4 Leak-Proofing Tips

Keeping water out of your home is not always easy. Water can find its way through in more ways than one – from roof leaks, through plumbing problems, to little cracks in the foundations or gaps in doors and windows.

You may not see any danger in a few drops here and there, in some moisture or water spots on the walls, but they can quickly escalate into more serious water damage or even home floods.

Therefore, in order to prevent flooding and major water damages in your home, it is important to efficiently leak proof it.

There are four main aspects of your home that you should focus on, so keep reading to find out what they are and what you can do take proper care of your house.

1. Leak-Proof All Parts of Your Roof

A damaged roof can lead to very dangerous leaks and some serious water damages.

Take some time to carefully inspect it and schedule any necessary repairs that need to be done. This can be done throughout the year, but it’s always recommended to do it before winter, snow, and generally bad weather.

There are several aspects of the roof to direct your attention to: shingles (or tiles, depending on the type of roof), chimney, gutters, and attic.


Broken, curling, buckling, cupping or missing shingles all point to roof damage that needs to be repaired as soon as possible.

These problems with shingles can lead to smaller roof leaks, which can develop into bigger ones and cause devastating water damages to your home. If caught early on, however, they can be successfully resolved.

Tighten any loose shingles or tiles, replace the broken ones, and add the missing ones.


Make sure to inspect and repair your chimney, paying attention to the flashing.

The flashing around your chimney is one of the most often leak sources, so you need to make sure it is tightly fitted and that there are no cracks or missing parts. If the entir