Tips on Preventing Water Damage
There are many things homeowners you can do to prevent water damage.
By staying on top of leaks and taking the proper safety measures, we can defend ourselves from the stress and money loss caused by water damage to keep us happy and healthy.
Here are some tips to help you prevent water damage.Doing a routine checkup around these places that have leak potential will prevent any long-term damage. It might be a hassle but it'll pay off in the long-run.
Stay on top of leaks
Inspect the following things regularly to ensure you're not missing a leak:
Anything connected to a water line. Look for any discolored or brown spots under or around these areas. These are indicators for leakage. Also look for any cracked walls or loose shingles on the roof. These should be fixed quickly and are usually grounds for leaks and water damage to follow.
Clean gutters and downspouts frequently
Glutters are the contraptions on the outside of your home that carry the rainwater from your roof to the ground.
Gutter maintenance make it a point to clean your gutters a couple times a year, especially if you are experiencing heavy rain and snow. Clean any loose debris that may cause blockage and that could prevent the flow of water to the ground.
Inspect water sources regularly
Assuring your water sources are working properly to the prevention of water damage. The following are different water sources, irrigation system, sump pump, hoses to check. If you use an irrigation system for your sprinklers, it would be a good idea to do check up yearly and after a storm. To make sure there are no damages. If you have a sump pump in most case they are located in you basement. It is also a good idea to check them yearly, the purpose of the sump pump is to remove any ground water that build up from a storm or flood.If your sum pump is slow or not working correctly, we suggest you invest in a dehumidifier for your basement. To keep the humidity down.
Keep the correct water pressure
Household water pressure should flow between 50 and 65 psi (pounds per square inch)A static water pressure higher than 70 PSI can damage the fixtures and appliances in a household. If the pressure put on your plumbing pipes is too high, it could result in leaks and even worse, pipe breakage. Learn about your water devices.
Knowing the location and the details around your water main is important because if it cracks, the water will continue to flow to the surface until it is fixed. Resulting in lots of flooding, and depending on where the pipe breaks, your house could be experiencing the side effects.
Water hoses are also something you should be knowledgeable about. Standing water left in hoses have the potential to turn into ice, leaving you with water blockage. In turn, this could create a pipe to burst if not taken care of. Be sure to disconnect your water hoses when not in use. Especially during the winter time in a cold climate, where there is a greater chance for the water to freeze.
Our highly trained technicians are ready to respond immediately to flood or water damage at your Fall River property. We have the experience, expertise, and training to restore your home or business quickly and properly. We use advanced inspection and extraction equipment to find the water and remove it as quickly as possible. Our technicians will monitor and document the drying process to ensure your property is back to normal.
Please follow our tips outlined in the Water Damage Tips—Until Help Arrives Guide to protect yourself and your property.
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