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How To Prevent Water Damage

4/2/2022 (Permalink)

Water damage can devastate a home or business. Before you have a water disaster, here are a few steps you can take to help prevent water damage to your home: 

  1. Inspect Your Roof Often

One of your biggest defenses against water damage is your roof. Your roof is continually exposed to sunlight and moisture. When your shingles start to break down and fall apart, roof leaks can develop quickly and without your knowledge. The best way to prevent this is by staying ahead of the water damage by inspecting your roof regularly and repairing any damage that you come across.

  1. Are Your Gutters Are Clean?

Once your roof has been inspected and is in good repair it's time to look and see how the gutters are doing. Gutters are important because they direct the flow of water from the roof down the spouts and away from the house. Having a good drainage system is essential to protecting your home from water damage. If you have Bad drainage it can lead to a weak foundation. It can lead to cracks and uneven settling. If you are not cleaning the gutters regularly you can end up opening paths for water to find its way inside. 

  1. Caulk and Seal Your Windows

Next, it’s time to check the seals on your windows. Caulking and sealing your windows often can be one of the easiest ways to protect your home from water damage. Old and cracked caulking and seals can quickly allow water to damage your home. Your windows aren’t the only place you should check when it comes to caulking your home. You can also apply caulking to bathtubs, ceiling fixtures, drains, faucets, and other plumbing fixtures to keep water from slipping in places where it doesn’t belong.

  1. Check Your Pipes

The last big thing to check when you are trying to prevent water from entering your home is to check your pipes.  It’s important to inspect your pipes at least once a year. Over time, pipes will eventually corrode, rust, or develop cracks. All of these things can result in water damage. In truly bad cases, you could be facing a flood of water or raw sewage in your home, causing extensive, and expensive, damage.

When You Need Water Damage Restoration Who Can You Call?

When your home or business is has been struck with water damage, you need a company that can respond quickly and has the experience as well as the equipment to fully restore your property.

SERVPRO of Clearwater North, Safety Harbor uses advanced water damage inspection and extraction equipment to help find the moisture in your home and 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 preloss condition.

At SERVPRO of Clearwater North, Safety Harbor we are here to help you with any disasters you may face.  Call us anytime 24/7at 727-250-0330.

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