Preventing Water Damage
Most often no one thinks about the frustrations of water damage until it is too late. From unexpected weather to faulty plumbing it is nearly impossible to predict when disaster will strike. Damages from even small amounts of water can prove to be very costly for homes and businesses. Take action now to prevent water damage before problems arise in the future. Water damage prevention can take little time and save you up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars.
Steps to Water Damage Prevention
Check Pipes & Plumbing
Major damages can be avoided by simple checks on pipes and plumbing. What may appear to be small insignificant cracks or fractures in pipes can lead to major problems later on. Be proactive and prevent these unseen annoyances in your life by having someone exam your pipes and plumbing today.
Changes in Temperature
Changes in temperature can often result in destruction of pipes. Freezing water expands, increasing the size of small cracks, eventually pushing them apart until they are big enough for water to leak through and flood your home. Prevent this by having all unnecessary outdoor water pipes shut off before winter arrives. Before spring it is also important to have your pipes checked by a professional in order to catch damaged pipes before they lead to more costly problems.
Damaged & Hazardous Walls
Faulty walls can often let water seep into your home during periods of high rainfall. Many homes old and new have cracks that can let water in flooding ground floors and flooded basement. Flooding can result from cracks in walls as well as insignificant insulation within the walls. Professionals can come out and check the foundation of your home as well as your insulation to make sure that you do not get caught up in a flood when rain comes.
Water damage doesn’t always come from below, often leaks can come from faulty roofing. If roofing is not put on properly or is old, leaks can often create annoying streams of water coming down from your ceiling. Have your roof checked for weaknesses before you have water invade your home. If you already have a small drip in your ceiling this is often the first sign of more significant leaks to come in the future. Be sure to take care of these problems before small drips turn into waterfalls pouring into your home.