How to Protect your Home From Water Damage

January 02, 2021
How to Protect your Home From Water Damage

How to Protect your Home From Water Damage

It’s safer and profitable to stop the danger of water damage before it starts. Literally, you don’t like to be ankle-deep in water damage repair bills while it is preventable. At Tidal Wave Response, our aim is to help homeowners protect their property against water damage all-year-round.
And for ways to achieve that, we have provided four tips in this article. 

Know Where to Find the Stopcock

A severe water leak or a sudden broken pipe can expose your floors and furnishings to water damage very quickly. The situation could even get worse if it took your plumber a while before arriving. Therefore, make sure you and other members of your household know where the faucet controlling your home water supply is and how to turn it off.

Install and Examine Your Sump Pump

Homes with basements and crawlspaces usually need to have a submersible device called a sump pump installed in those areas. The pump steps in when it rains heavily and drain off excessive downpour in order to prevent your basement or crawlspace from getting flooded. Before months with prolonged spells of rain arrive, let a plumbing expert install the pump. But most importantly, maintain the system from time to time.

Roof Inspection is Important

A leaky roof can cause both considerable and extensive damage to your property. When water seeps through your roof, it can damage paint and plaster on nearby walls, mounted lights and fan, ceiling joists, and more. During a prolonged downpour, you may even have to deal with heavy water intrusion.
To protect your home from this kind of water damage, check your attic for any sign of water leaks through the roof. Also, visually examine for damp spots or mold growth on joists or and look out for tea-colored stains on plaster. Experts also recommend roof inspection at least twice a year. Doing this will help you detect problems before things get out of hand. But proper examination might require the expertise of a trained and experienced professional. Get expert help when necessary.

Rid Your Gutters of Debris

The primary job of your roof gutter is to channel away rainwater from your home’s foundation. Allowing debris such as leaves and twigs to accumulate in the gutter will lead to a clog. When this happens, water will end up pooling at the foundation, and possibly, flood your home. 
Each fall and spring, remember to rid your gutter of any debris that has build up over time. A gutter vacuum is a good tool to handle the cleaning. If you aren’t comfortable getting on a ladder yourself, let a local expert help you get rid of the debris. Using professional help is more recommended when the gutter is thoroughly clogged.

Wrapping up

It is a good idea to insulate water pipes at sensitive areas such as the crawl space, basement, garage, attic, and under kitchen and bathroom cabinets. Also containing water leaks as they arise, having a functional sump pump, ensuring your roofing system is in good condition, and clearing away dirt from your gutter will help a great deal in preventing home water damage.
For expert help in the ways discussed above or other areas, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our experts are available and ready to help. In case you are hit by sudden water damage, you’ll find our emergency water damage restoration service helpful. Discover how we can help you by contacting us today.   

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