Being proactive in caring for your home is the #1 way that you can prevent unwanted damage to your home. Let's take something as simple as cleaning out your gutters. It's a great, simple way of preventing water damage from creeping into your home. On a recent mold damage job that we did in Philadelphia, it was evident that water was intruding into the home from the ceiling, and was caused by a clogged gutter. In cleaning the gutters, before we cleaned up the mold, the homeowner has insurance that at least that problem wouldn't happen again!