Tips to Prevent Water Damage in Your Home
Ideally, any homeowner would love to live without water damage. But we know accidents happen, but we want to provide tips on how to prevent water damage in your home.
According to research, most homes will experience water damage once every eleven years. To be prepared and know strategies on how to implement prevention is key to minimizing water damage occurring on your property.
Consider Your Plumbing System
Since the plumbing system can be a primary source of water damage, one aspect of the system that should be priority of consideration is the refrigerators water supply line for the ice maker. If this supply line is installed incorrectly or becomes pinched, it can cause flooding. The small feed line is a prime culprit for slow drips that can develop into the water streams. For prevention, ensure the line is installed properly by a professional. It should be inspected for leaks at the wall and under the kitchen sink.
Take Care of Gutters and Downspouts
Flooding the basement often occurs when gutters are not draining properly. During a heavy rain fall, be sure to inspect them and ensure they are working efficiently and distributing the water in the correct areas. Make sure the gutters are clean from debris and leaves.
Repair the Roof
Unwanted water from roofs usually result in expansive water damage as the water travels vertically and wick horizontally. If your roof has some age, it is recommended to get it inspected by a professional to avoid water intrusion.
Prevention saves time, stress, property and money.
Excessive water can surface on residential properties causing minimal or extensive damage. Immediate removal will mitigate water damage effects. With our trained crews of IICRC-Certified technicians, SERVPRO of Biddeford-Saco and The Sebago Lakes Region is here to respond and take care of any water damage to your home. Prevention saves time, stress, property and money.