Pro Tech Home Inspections – Home Maintenance Tips – Clean Window Wells
To prevent the risk of windows breaking from water pressure, clean out your window wells regularly. Window wells are ideal for allowing pleasant natural lighting to brighten your home’s basement in addition to providing some ventilation.
However, they can place your basement at risk if not properly maintained.
If dead leaves and dirt clog a drainage pipe at your home following a lengthy rainfall, the resulting water pressure can steadily build up against your basement windows. If the drainage pipes are not cleared, eventually the water pressure can shatter the glass and let the water gush inside.
Talk to your plumbing contractor to be sure if your home’s drainage system is in good shape.