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Five Ways to Prevent Water Damage

2/21/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage visible on the floor of a home Water damage in your Clearwater or Safety Harbor home should be resolved by professionals as quickly as possible.

There are a few steps you can take to help prevent water damage to your Clearwater home. Here are a few:

1. Carefully Inspect Your Roof

Your roof is constantly exposed to sunlight and precipitation. If your shingles begin to fall apart, roof leaks can develop without your knowledge. Stay ahead of water damage by inspecting your roof regularly — especially after big storms.

2. Make Sure Your Gutters Are Clean

Good drainage is essential to protecting your home from water damage. Bad drainage can weaken your foundation, leading to cracks, uneven settling and can open paths for water to find its way inside. Your gutters are key to this. Clogged gutters may direct water into window wells or other areas which allow water to seep into the house.

3. Caulk and Seal Your Windows

Caulking and sealing your windows regularly is one of the easiest ways to protect your home from water damage. You can also apply caulking to bathtubs, ceiling fixtures, drains, faucets, and other plumbing fixtures to keep water from seeping in where it doesn’t belong.

4. Check Your Pipes

It’s a good idea to inspect all the pipes in your home at least once a year. Over time, pipes gradually corrode, rust, decay, or develop cracks, all of which can result in leaks. In severe cases, you could be facing a flood of water or even raw sewage into your home, causing extensive—and expensive—damage.

5. Got a Sump Pump? Test It!

A sump pump is your first line of defense against foundation flooding. They’re used to pump water that has accumulated in a sump basin away from a home to a municipal storm drain or dry well.

When your Clearwater home has water damage, you need the company that can respond immediately and has the expertise and equipment to properly restore your property.

SERVPRO of Clearwater North, Safety Harbor uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help them find the moisture and to remove it as quickly as possible. Our IICRC certified technicians will monitor and document the drying process so that you know your property is back to normal.

SERVPRO of Clearwater North, Safety Harbor is a trusted resource with decades of experience dealing with water damage as well as fire, smoke, mold, biohazard, and other types of property damage. We are here for you anytime 24/7. Just call 727-250-0330.

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