TIPS TO AVOID WATER DAMAGE IN YOUR HOME
Water damage is one of the problems of home owners. When it rains heavily or snow melts quickly, the risk of this type of damage increases. Water damage also increases the risk of mold growth, which is a very expensive problem to remediate. Water can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage by damaging properties. Too much water can lead to minor problems such as water in basement areas, or it can lead to the destruction of homes.
Here are tips to keep your home safe and well maintained.
- Disconnect hoses
Standing water in a hose may freeze back into the pipe. It is best to stop your water flow.
- Clean gutters and downspouts
Clean your gutters at least twice a year to avoid blockage and ice dams. Standing water can cause damage to your gutters and roof, and unmanaged overflow may create puddles.
- Know your water main: Know the location of your water main, and shut it off if you leave for an extended amount of time.
- Investigate leaks right away and fix.
If you ignore water damage, you significantly increase the likelihood for mold, mildew, dry rot, or even structural damage to your home.
- Check your water pressure
If the water pressure to your home is set too high, pipes and hoses may fail under the pressure. Buy a water pressure gauge at a local hardware store, attach it to an outside faucet, and turn the faucet to full force.
- Upgrade washing machine hoses
Old washing machine hoses are among the most frequent causes of water loss for homeowners.
- Install water detection devices
A water detector is a small electronic device that sounds an alarm when its sensor comes in contact with moisture.
Water damage may occur, even when precautions are taken. It is important to hire one of these water damage restoration companies as soon as possible after water damage occurs. If you need a local restoration company, Call SERVPRO of Ventura at (805) 656-3911. We have a 24/7 Hotline.