CLEVELAND - In June, 7.9 inches of rain fell. That is 4.47 inches above normal for the month, making June 2013 the fifth wettest June on record.
The wet weather has left the ground saturated, some basements damp and some roofs in need of repair.
There are some things homeowners can do now to prevent damage later. Mike Zadel is a certified home inspector and owner of Inspection Tech.
"Take a look at the gutters, make sure they're nice and clean as well as the downspouts,” Zadel said.
He recommends getting that water at least six feet away from your house.
"If you can get out during the rain, go out and make sure everything is flowing freely, that the water is running away from the house," Zadel said.
It's also a good idea, according to Zadel, to look at your roof with binoculars; signs of trouble can be spotted easily.
"The flashing will start to peel away from the chimney; shingles will pull up from the roof. Those are real good indicators that under rain and snow you will end up with moisture," Zadel said.
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